The artist’s mother lived in Queens, New York, as a small child in the 1950s. In an imaginary letter, the artist wonders what the city must have signified to her mother, who died young. Further, the fact that her grandparents left Finland and settled in Brazil after the Second World War triggers all kinds of questions.
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English title / A Letter to Mother
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Kirje äidille
Original title / A Letter to Mother
Keywords / family (phenomena), migration, memories
Type / Single channel
Genre / personal narrative, documentary, experimental
Country / Germany, United States, Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:27:29
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2013
Cast / Laura Horelli (Director), Janina Herhoffer (Editor), Fulya Peker (Actor), Momentum 7 / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation / - (Funder), Ethan Gamache (Sound), Laura Horelli (Script), Laura Horelli (Author), Jeff Sousa (Color Grading), Travis Just (Sound Design)