Mother

KATE STONEHILL AND JAS PITT

UK, 2020

EDITED ON PREMIER PRO

15mins DOCUMENTARY

THE LUSH FILM FUND PRESENTS A TRY HARD FILM

IN ASSOCIATION WITH NAGA PRODUCTURA

Under the watchful eye of their vogueing mother, a young dancer from a Rio de Janeiro favela navigates Brazil’s vibrant ballroom scene. Together, they compete and perform at balls across the country, in one of the most dangerous places in the world to be visibly queer. When a new age of violence dawns on the LGBTQ+ communities of Brazil, the family bands together in an act of creative resistance. Filmed during the first year of the Bolsonaro presidency, MOTHER is is a queer coming of age story about the power of chosen family.

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