English title: MAMiTA Year: 2023 Length: 01:42:00 Categories: Film / TV / Video, documentary
Project type: Diplom
“MAMiTA“ focuses on mother-son relationships in Colombia and delivers insights of the social structures that shape these families and the (not always voluntarily gained) strength of the mothers. Beside the filmaker’s view, MAMiTA is also a cinematic exploration of what happens when protagonists are given access to the power of images and get to portray themselves in their own homes. We get to know different lifestyles and observe the interaction between mothers and their sons in the context of a particular field of tension: the image of women between the mother as ""the saint"" and the traditionally chauvinistic, male gaze. We observe the phenomenon of adolescent men between the ages of 20 and 30 not wanting to give up the emotional and spatial closeness to their unconditionally loving mothers. This often creates a conflict with their longing for autonomy and self- determination, but also makes them discover new concepts of their own idea of masculinity in the machismo culture.
Regie, Buch, Bildgestaltung und Produktion: Luisa Bäde Produktionsleitung und Ton: Christoph Steć Field Producer: Antonio Mariño Lizarazo, Luis Ramos Barbour, Marcela Cruz Espinosa, Alejandra Reyes, Ximena Montoya Wiedeman Postproduktions-Supervisor: Ewald Hentze Montage: Marisol B. Lima Tonmischung: Janis Ahnert Sounddesign: Holger Buff Colorgrading: Fabiana Cardalda VFX: Max Rüngeler Grafikdesign: Jan-Marco Schmitz Produktion: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Luisa Bäde
Prof. Dr. Isabell Lorey, Prof. Ulrike Franke, Prof. Melissa de Raaf
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW (Abschlussfilmförderung)