Join GMH@Harvard as we honor World Alzheimer's Day on September 21st with a screening and discussion of the documentary MOTHER!
In a small village in Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with dementia. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland. MOTHER is a moving observation of motherhood and care.
View the trailer here. Following the screening join us for a discussion with filmmaker Kristof Bilsen moderated by Professor Arthur Kleinman, author of the Soul of Care.
Kristof received his Masters in Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School (UK). In 2014 he released Elephant’s Dream, a portrait of three state-owned institutions and their workers in DR Congo, a film he directed/filmed and co-produced. He is an IDFA Academy and EURODOC graduate and is one of the Emerging Producers for Jihlava 2019. He won several awards, such as Grand Prize Nanook-Jean Rouch in Paris, Magic Hour Award at Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw), the TRT 2nd International Documentary Award in Istanbul, Special Mention Bertha Best International Documentary at One World Media Awards (UK), the Buzz Wilson Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, and his work screened at various festivals internationally. He regularly teaches and gives workshops on documentary research, storytelling and production. Kristof's films include:
MOTHER, 82' / 2019
Elephant's Dream, 75' / 2014
The Perfect Belgian, 34' / 2010
Parallel Lives, 34' / 2010
Three Women, 50' / 2005