M for mommy

Kristine Diekman

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9’38 • 2008 • ov english • st french • USA • experimental

What are these insurmountable, unquenchable, vast needs we assign to the child, towards which the mother responds with fear, frustration, anxiety and rage?
By identifying with child, we sometimes blame the mother. Is it only within the realm of another different fantasy that I can pull my mother out of her maternal agitation and let her rest in my mind and heart?
Based on personal experience and historical research, this short experimental video investigates the institution of motherhood in the United States during the middle of the 20th century.