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MIJO

Mijo (My Son): An evocative portrayal of a mother and child’s intimate relationship in the midst of
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Overview

Genre
Arts, Portrait, Essay, Culture, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

MIJO SYNOPSIS:
MIJO is an immensely personal documentary about the relationship between a young mother who is a professional dancer and her 6-year-old son, as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. The film is a delicate balance between the son’s innocence and the mother’s attempts to communicate her battle. Ultimately, the film is an affirmation of love and the purpose of life.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
9 and 33 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2011
Locations
Austin, Texas

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Outbox Int'l Short Film Festival (FF); Newport Beach FF; SunScreen FF; Sene FF; ECU FF; Green Bay FF; Talking Pictures FF; Int'l Famiily FF; AFS shortcase @SXSW; GLUNA FF; The MIX FF; Magnolia FF; Thin Line Doc FF; Super Shorts FF; Breast Fest FF.
Awards
Best Doc @Watersprite, Cambridge Univ UK + Award from Commonwealth Broadcasting Assn's Your world view; Best Student Doc @ Pennine FF Lancashire, UK; 3rd Best short Doc - Winnipeg FF, Manitoba, Canada; Best of Show @Rosebud, VA; 2nd Best Short @jamesriver
Language
English and Spanish
Subtitles
French

Photos

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