The Mothers
The Mothers, Still

In The Mothers historic, literary, cultural and personal narratives develop around a single image – a family photograph taken in 1989. Through archival footage, voiceover narration and interviews, the film zooms into the fall of the Berlin Wall and the splintered histories of underground publishing samizdat, perestroika, the coup of 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union, alongside personal history of immigration.