A Mother Apart

Laurie Townshend

Laurie Townshend




Feature film




1 h 30 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2024 Hot Docs Festival




Activism, Asian, Black, BOLD, Canadian, Family, Performing Arts, RE:Focus

How do you raise a child when your own mother abandoned you? In a remarkable story of healing and forgiveness, Jamaican-American poet and LGBTQ+ activist Staceyann Chin, renowned for performances in Def Poetry Jam and hit solo shows like MotherStruck!, radically re-imagines the essential art of mothering. In seeking her elusive mother—a trail that leads to Brooklyn, Montreal, Cologne and, finally, Jamaica—Staceyann and her daughter forge a new sense of home.

June 1, 2024 1:30 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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