Your Mother Should Know

Your Mother Should Know

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Peg Campbell's deeply personal film resonates with the passion and the helpless suffusing love that overwhelms almost every mother. As she shifts through memories, piled one on top of the other, Campbell creates an assemblage of small moments snatched from memory, plus snapshots, and home movies that trace the lines between three different lives.

Campbell's careful shaping of experience for the camera forms the spine of the narrative, knitting together memories and fragments into an emotive patchwork. Set against these personal stories is a collection of teenage girls offering blunt assessments of the age-old dance between parents and children.

Your Mother Should Know is a film of great courage and constant surprise–a love letter from mother to daughter.

Award(s): Most Inspirational Short Film, Reel2Real International Festival for Youth

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