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Letter to my mother

Short documentary

20 min .color . 1:1.85 . Sony FS7


DOK Fest Kassel 2019: "A film that addresses and a film that shows a processing in the medium: a fearless and powerful autobiographical investigation. The filmmaker experienced sexualised violence at the hands of a relative as a child, at the time he was at the LETTER TO MY MOTHER is now Amin Mahers own film, addressed to the mother. How can one deal with the past? LETTER TO MY MOTHER is the decision for a radical, personal perspective. An examination that touches deep points of pain and takes a close look, which captures despair and cruelty in precise images and ruthlessly searches for possibilities of processing."


Director                         Amina Maher

Cinematography       David-Simon Groß

Sound Editing            Benedikt Ludwig

LETTER TO MY MOTHER wins the best short film on Human Rights at Venice Intercultural Film Festival 2020. Click here to view the winners.

Letter to my mother, Awards and Nominations: 

1. Nomination for the Golden Key Award, 36th Kasseler Dok Festival, Germany

2. Nomination for the best short film, 34th Mix Milano Film Festival, Italy

3. Nomination for the best short documentary, Screening in 16 mayors of Mexico City, 15th Mexico Shorts Film Festival

4. International Showcase Queershorts (LGBTTTQ+), 15th Mexico Shorts, Mexico

5. Official Selection, 15th Xposed Film Festival, Berlin-Germany

6. Nomination for the best short film (Main competition), 18th CinemadaMare Film Festival, Rome-Italy, 

7. Winner of the best short Doc on Human Rights at Venice Intercultural Film Festival, Italy

8. Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at 12th Tagore International Film Festival, India

9. Winner of the Best Documentary Short, Indiex Film Fest, USA

10. Winner of the Award of Recognition at Impact Docs Awards, USA 

11. Official Selection, 10th Mediterraneo Festival Corto, Italy

12. 6th International Queer and Migrant Film Festival, Amsterdam-Netherlands

13. International Documentary Competition, 5th Festival Du Film Jeune De Lyon, France

14. 6th Concepcion Independent Awards, Concepcion-Chile

15. Official Selection, Secs International Film Festival, Seattle, USA

16. Official Selection, White Crown International Film Festival, UK

17. Screening, Point of PrevYou, Babylon Kino-Berlin

18. Official Selection, Cineprobe Film Festival, 

19. Semi-Finalist at Les Mains Gauches - Queer Feminist Short Movies, Marseilles, France

20. Official Selection, the lift-off sessions festival, UK

LETTER TO MY MOTHER wins the best Documentary Award at Indiex Fest, USA. Click here to view the winners. 

LETTER TO MY MOTHER wins the Outstanding Achievement Award at 12th Tagore Film Festival in India. Click here to view the winners

Letter to my mother (19 Min) at 36th Kassel Film Festival: A film that shows a processing through media: a fearless and strong autobiographical examination. LETTER TO MY MOTHER chooses a radically intimate perspective. It is an examination that touches upon the center of the pain and that dares to look precisely. It finds exact scenes for despair and cruelty and searches openly for ways of coping.

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