Mom at war is a deeply personal photo film as it contains the only pictures I have from my mother's childhood, as well as a recording of a phone call I had with her, asking about the war in her country. My mother was 10 when war struck Nicaragua. The Samoza family was in power for more than 50 years, it was a dictatorship, and people were finally fed up. So a group called the Sandinistas rebelled. My mother and the rest of my family were caught up in the war; their house was blown up, friends died, and my mother had to leave her home and her parents for a full year where the only form of communication between her and her parents was one letter per month. In this photo film, I do not focus on the war itself but on my mother's recount of the war.
Back to Top