The morning sun highlights the pre-natal glow on Elizabeth's face. She and Daniel cuddle moments before the alarm is set to sound. The morning is underway and Elizabeth gets her young family ready and out the door, as she does every morning.
A knock at the door breaks the morning monotony. A young man, Jerome, greets her at the doorstep. His voice drips with despair as he clutches a stack of missing persons posters. Feeling an affinity for the young man, Elizabeth invites him in for a cup of coffee.
Elizabeth asks of the radiant young boy on the flier but the conversation flips and Elizabeth’s family life comes into question. Unnerved by his candor, Elizabeth asks Jerome to leave. Although willing, Jerome persists before departing. Growing uncomfortable, Elizabeth reaches for her phone and is blindsided.
Elizabeth comes to on the cold tile floor. Disoriented and badly injured, she crawls towards the doorway. Panic pulsates through her body as Jerome’s approaching silhouette draws nearer. She screams in vain--there will be no escape.
Over the course of a single afternoon Jerome assaults Elizabeth, disputing the merit of her prosperity with relentless interrogation. Manipulating his way to her awakening, Jerome provokes, and demeans Elizabeth, ultimately inducing the battered woman’s labor.
Conceived from transgression and purged into a world he was not meant to know, Jerome exacts meaning to his otherwise questionable existence. Birth of Separation is a visceral portrait of the reclamation of one man’s perverse lineage.