I’m Not Her [Eu Não Sou Ela]

Trailer for Experimental Film I’m Not Her [Eu Não Sou Ela]


Synopsis

Short Documentary made with found footage sold online in stock videos websites. The film builds up a narrative of a woman that gets confronted with the image of her mother before becoming a mother. Old family videos from her mother make her question the maternity loop where women get imprisoned in the same gestures, tasks, and behaviors.

Statement

This film aims at rewriting the narrative about motherhood, questioning the role of women in family structures. Families organize themselves as a place of social escape. What I mean with this is that in families it can be found several forms of violence secluded from society and unpunished by law. Also, it is a structure that strips its members from self-determination. Certain things may happen with the justification of being a family tradition or because there’s an emotional or financial co-dependence. Sometimes there’s no reason for family members to get together besides being family. Along with motherhood also comes the expectation that women have to stop to make decisions for herself and must make decisions taking into account family.


(Oaxaca/Mexico)
California/USA