[M] OTHERHOODDocumentary, Spain, 2018
CategoryFeminism, Kids & Family, Society
Documentary, Spain 2018
Runtime: 58 min.
Directors: Inès Peris Mestre, Laura García Andreu
[m]otherhood is a documentary project whose main objectives are to help in normalize the option and the choice of non-motherhood, deconstruct the numerous myths that surround being a mother, and question the social taboos that these myths have generated. Having the physical conditions to do so doesn’t always make someone want to be an olympic athlete, so why should the ability to procreate necessarily compel a woman to become a mother?
[m]otherhood questions the existence of the widely-accepted “maternal instinct”, speaks about regretting motherhood and explains why motherhood isn’t necessarily an experience that women must have if they want to be truly happy. This documentary brings together several women who’ve decided to sound off on the subject, and whose reasons knock the concept of contemporary motherhood as an “ideal” off its pedestal.