Logline A poetic documentary in Kolkata, India, featuring the Mother Goddess and those who love her.
Synopsis Mother Goddesses is a documentary video project in four parts. Each part presents parts of a Hindu festival, Durga Puja, and the creation of thousands of human-size clay idols that are used in the festival in Kolkata/Calcutta. The project does not explain itself. The visual fabric of the film is valued over illustration of an idea or spoken information. The filmmaker does not assert authority, but instead, questions the authorial voice. The project is composed of poetic observations and self-reflexive commentary. The filmmaker’s voice is interwoven and it does not attempt to know the other — thereby rejecting the power of knowing the other. The outsider, upon viewing the film, will see and think, but they will not know.