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Film

STP-on-Demand: MUTTERERDE (2017)

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Seattle.

Free virtual screening of Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor's documentary Muttererde (2017), part of the film series STP-on-Demand.

Please RSVP to receive access info. The film will be available to view until Sunday, November 15, at 7:00pm PST.

About the film:
Germany | 2017 | 45 min | German/English with English & Spanish subtitles
Director: Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor/Astrid Gleichmann


Muttererde calls for femme forms of ancestral history in the face of the often interrupted historical knowledge of the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere. What are rituals, teachings, and abilities passed on from our matriarchs? How do these inherited skills serve us or inhibit us today? The film shows conversations with five Black femmes on the knowledge and non-knowledge of their mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and as far back as the knowledge carries them, creating a rich and powerful archive. They explore themes of motherhood, migration, cultural differences, beauty standards, queerness, kinship, death.

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