Iye (Mother) is a short film that explores a personal experience of motherhood from the perspective of my mother and myself. At its conception, it was a tool for bonding with my mother as a preparation for my own initiation into maternity. Using images and sound, I weave elements of our culture and religious beliefs to illustrate the bliss and struggles of being a mother in a world where various socio-cultural expectations and stereotypes collide with intuition and reality. In the end, it is a cathartic piece through which I embrace all the elements that constitute my identity as a woman and as a mother.
NOTE: This is a 3 minute version of the film. It is work in progress.