What My Mother Told Me – Caribbean Film Database
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What My Mother Told Me Frances-Anne Solomon, Leda Serene Films 1995 | UK, Trinidad and Tobago | English |
| Narrative Feature

"What My Mother Told Me" is a dramatic journey towards one woman’s self-discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thinks abandoned her as a child and learns of her parents’ troubled and violent marriage. Jesse is forced to face the truth about her past.

Produced by : Leda Serene Films

Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes & Clarence Smith

Awards: "Best film Portraying the Black Experience" - Festival of Black International Cinema, 2006.

"Producer’s Choice Award" - Women of Color Film Festival, Berkeley, California.

"Producer's Award" - Women of the Sun Festival.

  • keywords:
  • abandonment, domestic abuse, family relations