Umbilical Cords is a ‘no-holds barred’ documentary exploring love and conflict between mothers and daughters living across different cultures.
Three young women in their twenties live together in Cape Town, South Africa. With mothers from Argentina, Indonesia and Lesotho respectively, each mother-daughter relationship is maintained across countries and continents. Over five years, the trials of migration, religion and racism threaten these bonds. Each pair becomes locked in a dance around how much they are willing to see each other as independent, whole human beings.
Preceded by the short film Hackney Lullabies, dir. Kyoko Miyake, UK, 2011, 10 mins
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Sarah Ping Nie Jones (via Skype) and post-screening conversation with Dr Keon West (Goldsmiths) and Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (UCL) chaired by Dr Lindiwe Dovey (Centre for Film Studies, SOAS)
Part of the Mixed Roots season, hosted by the Centre for Film Studies, SOAS University of London.
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