The same maternal bond that binds four generations of women carries on the trauma of the war, but gives the weapons to heal it in the end.



A MÍ means "for me", but also "to me." "I have fled my whole life," says the director, granddaughter and daughter of survivors of the Holocaust. Now she herself is a mother and tries to unravel the confusions of the four generations of mothers and daughters, in order to finally find for herself "to herself". A MÍ tells how the stresses of trauma and flight carried by many people are transmitted at the most intimate level, and shows a path out of this inheritance.



Director's Statement :



"I am convinced, that the film can show a way to face the silence, recognize what impact trauma can have on a family, and trust that this is no damnation. I want to show the relief when this weight is not passed on. I want this film to make a difference for mothers, daughters, traumatized people and their successors. And I think that my personal-personal style can allow the audience an intimacy with the story, and gives a chance to experience this cathartic path.“


A mí

Italy/ Germany/ France 2017, 67 min, Feature Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Caterina Klusemann
Produced by: Caterina Klusemann Filmproduktion, ZDF, ARTE
Filming locations: Germany, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Ukraine, Venezuela
Language: Italian, English, German with English subtitles

Synopsis


The same maternal bond that binds four generations of women carries on the trauma of the war, but gives the weapons to heal it in the end.



A MÍ means "for me", but also "to me." "I have fled my whole life," says the director, granddaughter and daughter of survivors of the Holocaust. Now she herself is a mother and tries to unravel the confusions of the four generations of mothers and daughters, in order to finally find for herself "to herself". A MÍ tells how the stresses of trauma and flight carried by many people are transmitted at the most intimate level, and shows a path out of this...

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  • “Visually beautiful, heart breaking, compassionate and a thoughtful discussion of memories, trauma and motherhood. With powerful layers of meanings encapsulated in the title. A MI as the mirror image of the title of Caterina`s first film (Ima), as well as the Hebrew word - AMI עמי- – which means "my people". ”
    Liat Benhabib, Director of The Visual Center at Yad Vashem