Hybrid film by Monique Verhoeckx about a young veteran struggling with PTSD caused by his World War II experiences in Thailand.
By expressing his thoughts to his son, he tries to control his anger and helplessness to make peace with his aged son and himself.
FLAT EARTH is an experimental film drama by Monique Verhoeckx dealing with the war experiences of her father and her young deceased grandfather. Both are struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder.
The film is an attempt by the filmmaker to connect with the impenetrable world of her granddad and her father.
The memories and associations of the young fictitious main character Senior are fiercely driven
by the fact that he is unable to face his war memories. Gradually the viewer gains access to
Senior’s emotional inner world of denial and distortion: a world that is under pressure when he is involuntarily confronted with images of the forced labour at the Thailand-Burma Railway. Like his son Junior, Senior is mentally in search of liberation from an inescapable past. By expressing his thoughts to his aged son he tries to master his anger and helplessness to make peace with his son and himself. A poetic narration of a traumatized family.