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Umbilical Cords   2614

Release date: Fri 8 Jun 2012
Running time:52 (0h52’)
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Bursting into womanhood, a girl’s relationship with her mother is often conflicted, fraught and confusing. In this no-holds barred exploration, Sarah, part Chinese-Malay, part- English and living in South Africa, takes an intimate look at her difficult relationship with her mother and compares it to the relationships two of her friends, a South Africanised Argentinean and a young Sotho woman, have with theirs. Filmed over 5 years, this films shows how complex all relationships are, especially when viewed through a lens of modern multiculturalism. It provides us with an opportunity to view the fears of mothers, the idealism and mis-assumptions of daughters and the pain of understanding and transformation.

Genre: Documentary
Directed by: Sarah Ping Nie Jones

Links: Nu Metro Cinemas movie page for ‘Umbilical Cords’