NERVE: Conversations with Lenore



Conversations with Lenore

short film

Camera and Direction: Wendy Woodson.

Written Passages: Lenore Manderson.

Editing: Wendy Woodson and Dan Keller.


In 2001, Lenore Manderson, a medical anthropologist living in Melbourne, Australia, lost the use of her left hand while beginning to work on Surface Tensions, a book based on research on trauma to the body.  Nerve explores her struggles with her sudden disability and her journey to discover a new identity and sense of self.


Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Barre Museum, Barre, Vermont, US

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

University of Southern Denmark, Nyborg, Denmark

University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

University Women’s Club, Mayfair, London, UK

The Film