A Mother's Body

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Persister Shorts Program 1: Workforce
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Women’s work has always been ignored, underpaid and taken for granted. Domestic workers, farmers, artists, hairdressers, reindeer herders and strippers remind us that their labour is essential and that as taxpayers, voters and bosses, appreciation of their efforts may come by force.
Film Info
Country Listing:Sweden
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jonelle Twum
Producer(s):Hawa Sanneh
Executive Producer(s):Amanda Ekström
Voiceover:Wendy Francis
Editor(s):Ali Alsalem
Moa Nyberg Waller
Cinematography:Malin LQ
Composer:Javad Safari
Sound:Tigran Arakelyan
Emil Göthberg
Tove Lidman
Graphic Design:Lina Forsgren


A daughter gives voice to the aching physical and psychological toll experienced by two hotel cleaners who work in silence, track time and wear exhaustion in ways that are rarely seen or heard. Their bodies communicate the conditions of their labour, reflecting the rhythm, precision, strength and beauty of everyone who must work to survive. Angie Driscoll

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