What My Mother Told Me

One woman’s dramatic journey towards self-discovery.

What My Mother Told Me is unique in that it is one of the few works produced by a Trinidadian woman about the paradoxes and survival strategies of Caribbean women. Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, the film is a dramatic journey towards selfdiscovery.

The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thought had abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother tells her stories, revealing a troubled and violent marriage, and Jesse is forced to face the truth about her past.