Film screening: ”A Mother’s Body”

25 Nov 2021, 16:00

Accelerator screens the documentary short film A mothers body, followed by a conversation between Shahram Khosravi, professor in Social Antrophology, and filmmaker Jonelle Twum.

The conversation will be held in English. Listen to it afterwards on Accelerator’s podcast.

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About the event

A Mother’s Body is an intimate portrayal of two women hotel cleaners from a daughter’s perspective. While the women perform their daily work, the daughter reflects on how their profession affects their bodies and relationship to time. Meanwhile, the women navigate and negotiate the demands of the strenuous labour with experience, preciseness, and beauty.

Thursday 25 November 4 pm
Accelerator’s café is open for mingle and refreshments.
The film is approx. 8 min.


Jonelle Twum is a filmmaker, pedagogue, researcher and cultural producer who explores in her work conditions of visibility/invisibility, memory and history from a black feminist perspective. Twum is also the founder of Black Archives Sweden, a contemporary archive centered around the experiences and narratives of Afro-Swedes and Black people in Sweden.

Shahram Khosravi is a former taxi driver and currently an accidental Professor of Anthropology at Stockholm University.

Accelerator is run by Stockholm University and supported by Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art and The Robert Weil Family Foundation.