A women with face paintings stands on a dirt road with a donkey

2022 | Trailer 1 MIN.


(Stories of My Mother)

David Hernandez Palmar and Flor Palmar (Wayuu Iipuana)

During a visit to her sister Amaliata, Rosa, a wise Wayuu woman, teaches her grandchildren the importance of reciprocity within their culture.

Critical acclaim for this film

Official Big Sky 2022 film festival laurel
Offical Skabmagovat 2022 film festival laurel
Official Cartagena International Film Festival 2022 Laurel
Official 2022 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital Laurel
Official Selection Independent Film Festival Boston 2022 Laurel
Māoriland Film Festival Official Selection 2022
Official Selection 2022 NW Folklife Film Forum
Festival Internacional de Cine Para Niños de México
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Official Selection Asinabka Film & Media Festival 2022
Official Selection 2022 Regina International Film Festival & Awards
Official Selection Local Sightings Film Festival 2022
Official Selection Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Official Selection Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2022

"A touching, multilayered poem on the cohesion of generations, the strength of community, of family, of tradition - and the power of place."

-Maryanne Redpath


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Behind the scenes

A women with dark facial paint across her mouth weaves a bright round basket

Flor Palmar as “Rosa” weaving in the Wayuu Community of Majali

Two women in traditional patterned dresses sit and talk while four men with film equipment record behind them

David Hernández Palmar (wearing dark blue t-shirt) and crew filming “Amaliata” and “Rosa”

Two men in face masks look at a small portable screen held by third man

David Hernández Palmar (right) monitoring the cinematography

A group of people films a man trying to knock down fruit from a cactus tree

Film crew in action as “Kushematai” tries to knock down a cactus fruit

A man in red shirt films a women in the background while two people watch over

David Hernández Palmar giving direction to the crew and “Jasai”

Two men film a women while she sits in front of a group of bottles

"Jasai” being filmed for a scene in SÜKÜJALA TEI