New Shorts Documentary: Kinship
Thursday, 20 January 2022
Image: I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore, Viv Li, 2021
Focusing both on direct and mediated interactions between families and friends, these filmmakers turn to documentary to explore a spectrum of relationships. Using the tools of the form to facilitate uncomfortable conversations, return to personal archives or simply act as a record of a moment in time – there is a specificity to these films that could not be achieved without the malleability and breath allowed those who seek to simply document. In uncompromising honesty and across distances, these films reflect on lost and recovered relationships, the challenge of being candid with parents, and the dreams of immortality that bind youthful friendships.
Curated by Miranda Mungai
Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Stella Deborah Traub , Quynh Le Nguyen
“I was born and there they were.” Three filmmakers reflect on the inescapable connection to their parents. — Three daughters, three encounters filled with questions about this lifelong bond, and the loving and painful experiences it involves.