Mothers / Anyák

country, year
Hungary, 2017

short documentary

running time

directed by
Mayya Kelova, Andrea Kobor,
Adina Tulegenova

English, Hungarian


about the film
Anyák is a story of how two women of different ethnicities, cultures and generations experienced motherhood. Klara is a Hungarian woman in her 70s, a mother of a large family, who brought up her children of various backgrounds in communist Hungary in the 1980s. Sarah is a Ugandan woman in her late 20s, who is raising her daughter Tunde in contemporary Hungary. The story is a reflection on the issues of identity and belonging in Europe in the past and today.

about the authors
The film was made by the team of three graduate students of Central European University, Budapest, Hungary: Mayya Kelova (Turkmenistan), Andrea Kobor (Hungary) and Adina Tulegenova (Kazakhstan). The film was made as a part of the documentary film-making course “Historical Narratives and the Moving Image” taught by Jeremy Braverman and Oksana Sarkisova in Mirabaud Media Lab.