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How well can we know someone through the things they leave behind? Director Rachel Elizabeth Seed was only 18 months old when her mother, the world-travelling journalist Sheila Turner-Seed, died suddenly. Thirty years later, after she discovers more than 50 hours of audio interviews conducted by her mother, Seed hears her mother’s voice for the first time. Through a wealth of audio recordings, photographs and films, the filmmaker sets out to connect with her late mother while at the same time unveiling an invaluable archive of conversations with some of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, among them Cornell Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Lisette Model, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith and Roman Vishniac. This loving and elegantly crafted story of a daughter seeking to connect with her lost mother is also an unexpected exploration of the legacy and art of photography, and of mortality, loss and memory.

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  • Director(s)

    • Rachel Elizabeth Seed
  • Producer(s)

    • Rachel Elizabeth Seed
    • Sigrid Dyekjaer
    • Michael Sherman
    • Matt Perniciaro
    • Danielle Varga
    • Beth Levison
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Kirsten Johnson
    • Maida Lynn
    • Hinda Gilbert
    • Charlie Tebele
    • Corie Adjmi
  • Writer(s)

    • Rachel Elizabeth Seed
  • Editor(s)

    • Christopher Stoudt
    • Eileen Meyer
    • Tyler Hubby
    • Will Garafolo
  • Cinematography

    • Joseph Michael Lopez
    • Rachel Elizabeth Seed
  • Composer

    • Mary Lattimore
  • Music

    • Steven Tallamy
    • Katarina Madsen
  • Sound

    • Rune Klausen
    • Peter Albrechtsen
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