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Lullaby for Lakshmi

France, 1983 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Helene Stork

Director Helene Stork is a medical doctor specialisms in psychology This short documentary without dialogue was realised when she was researching the interactions between mothers and babies in a traditional Hindu milieu It presents some aspects of mothering a three-month-okJ baby in a Brahmin family from Tamil Nadu.

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