Motherhood on the Screen: An Exploration of Wounds Opened and Closed through Home Video


Written, Narrated, and Edited by

Alexandra Hidalgo


José Cardier
Antonieta Aagaard De Cardier
Alexandra Hidalgo


Dennis Berghaeger
Patrick Berghaeger
Julio Cardier
Eduardo Cardier
Gustavo Cardier
Lilian Elías


Patrick Berghaeger
Nathaniel Bowler
José Cardier
Antonieta Aagaard De Cardier
Alexandra Hidalgo

Thank You

To my relatives and childhood friends for letting me revisit old images and sounds of our lives together in this piece.


“Fragile, Do Not Drop” and “Sweet and Clean”
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