Francesca Di Paolo<br/>
<em>Mother(land): a poem about immigration</em> 2020<br/>
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Mornington Secondary College, Mornington<br/>
© Fracesca Di Paolo<br/>

The voice of a resentful but loving immigrant mother watching her children reject their home culture to assimilate into a new environment echoes throughout Mother(land) – a poem about immigration. Francesca Di Paolo highlights issues of discrimination, erasure of culture, adaptation, religion, tradition and socioeconomic struggles in her video work. Among a rich tapestry of audio and visuals, repetition of the time-honoured phrase ‘mother isn’t mad, she is just disappointed’ drives home the conflict and challenges of migration.