ABOUT MOTHER TONGUES
MOTHER TONGUES is a poetry, translation and film series celebrating acclaimed poets of colour alongside the cultures, languages and women that have nurtured them. After having their mothers translate their work into their mother’s native language, poets and mothers are filmed in intimate conversation before each reciting a version of the poem.
The featured poets and languages are Theresa Lola (Yoruba), Tania Nwachukwu (Igbo), Belinda Zhawi (Shona) and Victoria Adukwei Bulley (Ga). The four films will premiere at Rivington Place Gallery on July 26th 2017.
MOTHER TONGUES is created and directed by London-based poet and artist Victoria Adukwei Bulley, generously supported by Arts Council England and Autograph ABP.
Producer & Director – Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Assistant Director – Elliot Bulley (http://www.chaoscreative.co.uk)
Camera – Elliot Bulley, Mark Hannant
Sound – Elliot Bulley
Editing – Elliot Bulley, Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Music by Chris Zabriskie, Creative Commons License