Marking the Mother

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  • Marking the Mother

  • Artist: Laurel Swenson
  • Year: 2000
  • Duration: 25:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Tattoos may be okay in Rolling Stone magazine, but we don t see them in the pages of Good Parenting. Societal expectations work to regulate what people do with their bodies. The image of a woman with tattoos emblazoned across her skin clashes with our expectations of what a good mother is supposed to look and be like. This video is about mothers who resist expectations and have tattoos everywhere. Marking the Mother is a theoretical documentary in which the director explores concepts of motherhood, regulation and resistance - all through the everyday experiences of mothers who wear their tattoos where all can see.

  • Accession #: 2465
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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