“A daughter’s relationship with her mother is something akin to bungee diving. She can stake her claim in the outside world in what looks like total autonomy, but there is an invisible emotional cord that snaps her back. For always there is the memory of mother, whose judgements are so completely absorbed into the daughter’s identity, that she may wonder where Mom leaves off and she begins.” – Victoria Secunda.
Stories of Mothers & Daughters is a thirteen-part documentary series that explores the primal, loving, and emotionally charged relationship between mothers and daughters. Confessional, daring, and honest, the series follows mothers and daughters reuniting to celebrate a bond too often taken for granted.
The series features various mothers and daughters as they take an important journey that has particular meaning to them and their relationship. From a mother and daughter returning to their homeland or “roots” to explore their history and deepen their relationship, to another mother and daughter living through the effects of their own stubborn resentments, Stories of Mothers & Daughters seeks to delve into the particular ties that bind.
Set against rich and varied cultural backdrops in a cinema vérité style, Mothers & Daughters playfully documents the characters as they navigate around the ancient patterns and roles that emerge while on their journeys together. Candid in-situ comments and interviews, as well as home videos and movies, will help establish the deeper personal context to their relationship, shedding insight into the universal nature of the mother-daughter bond.
Mothers & Daughters will strike a resounding cord with viewers who will see themselves in the tantrums and the kisses, in the rivalry and the role-reversals as the stories give privileged access to an intimate journey, as much emotional and familial as literal.
Distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment. Worldwide rights available.