Umbilical (2019)

  • Short
  • Documentary, Animation
  • 7min
  • Directed by Danski Tang
  • Cantonese, with English subtitles
  • USA, China
  • Australian Premiere
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This film is available exclusively as part of the Documentary Shorts Bundle.

In this Locarno Silver Leopard and DOXA Best Short Documentary award-winner, a mother and daughter recount their experiences of abuse and survival.

Umbilical uses visceral, expressionistic animation to amplify the vulnerable first-person accounts of abuse, cruelty, violence and silence by director Danski Tang and her mother. This harrowing yet moving sophomore work – which was also awarded at film festivals in Iowa City, Ann Arbor and San Diego – chronicles the reverberations of trauma across generations, and the ongoing process of healing.

Director

Danski Tang

Producer

Danski Tang

Composer

Sean Hayward

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