My Mother's Place

1990 | 00:49:50 | Canada | English | Color | Stereo | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Autobiography, Family, Feminism, Post-colonialism

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My Mother’s Place is an experimental documentary focusing on the artist’s mother, a third-generation Chinese-Trinidadian who at 80 still has vivid memories of a history lost or quickly disappearing. She conveys these with a storytelling style and a frankness that is distinctly West Indian. A tape about memory, oral history, and autobiography, My Mother’s Place interweaves interviews, personal narrative, home movies, and verité footage of the Caribbean to explore the formation of race, class, and gender under colonialism.