The Bone Cage - Video Trailer

"The Bone Cage is a study in emotional and physical kinesis, patiently attentive to recording the fine details of tedious athletic training. Abdou reaches toward the possibility of self-deception as a physical form. Sadie acknowledges the importance of falsehood, which is also to say fiction: 'We athletes are experts at lying to ourselves and believing it. It's the one thing we practice every day.' Abdou focuses on the politics and perception of the body, turning her story on 'the paradox of the athletic life: listen to your body but don't listen to your body.'"
- Laurie Ricou, "Sport and the Athletic Body" - special issue of Canadian Literature