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The Mother: Mitos Maternos
A film by Marta Bautis
1994, 69 minutes, Color, DVD, Subtitled
Order No. W99367
This wry, self-reflective tape explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints-documentary and fiction, Spanish and English, theory and experience. The director interviews people on the street, views Hollywood stalwarts of maternal sentiment like Stella Dallas, reads what feminist thinkers have to say on the subject, and copes with life as a single Latina mother. A feminist telenovela for the 90s, THE MOTHER challenges popular beliefs about the mother's place and traditional representations of sacrifice and guilt.


    "A moving, thoughtful film dealing with a serious conflict within many women about mothering."
    E. Ann Kaplan
    SUNY, Stonybrook

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