It’s a Little Complicated
thesisposted on 2021-05-24, 17:01 authored by M. Émeraude Domingos-Mbuku
This thesis covers the process behind the production of my fifteen-minute documentary short, It’s a Little Complicated for the MFA Documentary Media program at Ryerson University. It explores the driving force behind my work, the annexation of the Congo by the Belgians, familial abandonment, parental illness and its effect on their children, and family archives. Most importantly, the film and the paper investigate my mother’s past and how her diagnosis brought us closer together.