Affiche : Elise Gaud de Buck

Affiche : Elise Gaud de Buck


Format: S8 / HD – 28 minutes
V.O.: French, Portuguese
V.O.S.T.: English / French / Spanish / Portuguese
Son: stereo 2.0 / 5.1
Screening Format: DCP digital cinema (SMPTE 25ips) / Blu-ray


Written and directed by Anouk Dominguez-Degen
Photography: Maurice et Aurea Degen, Anouk Dominguez-Degen, Jehan Dominguez
Sound design: Rudy Decelière
Music: Hicham Chahidi
Tibetan singing bowls: Verona Vonnez
Soundmix 2.0: Rudy Decelière
Soundmix 5.1: Adrien Kessler
Color-grading: Raphaël Frauenfelder
Editing: Anouk Dominguez-Degen
With: Jehan Dominguez, Aurea, Maurice et Karina Degen
Production: Benjamin Poumey / C-Side Productions
Supported by: Cinéforom & the support of Loterie Romande, Office Fédéral de la Culture (DFI), Fondation Emilie Gourd

Benjamin Poumey / C-Side Productions
+41 22 800 38 90 / bpoumey (at)


short documentary by Anouk Dominguez-Degen
Switzerland, 2015



“Maternal histories” is an inward journey based on the author’s family film archive. The film explores intimacy, words and silence, to inspect the arious shades of so-called ‘maternal instinct’. The author questions the implicit inheritance which passes down from generation to generation and the conflicting desires that haunt her as a woman and a mother.



Etats Généraux du Documentaire – Viewing Experiences Section



Maternal Histories – Extract from C-Side Productions on Vimeo.