Two Mothers

Two Mothers is a poetic, impressionistic film that invites you to reconsider established cultural concepts.

An East German and a Vietnamese family enter into a borderless adoption to keep their Vietnamese son, Chau, from deportation from Germany. Sixteen years later, Chau introduces his heritage to his German family as they travel together in Vietnam for the first time. Voyaging through the ancient culture of Vietnam, they re-evaluate the very concepts of family, society, responsibility, and freedom.

  • Ela Roth Capone
  • Ela Roth Capone
  • Scott Dulin
  • Debra Rivera
  • Tuan Chau Nguyen-Häusler
    Key Cast
  • Thi Thong Nhat Nguyen
    Key Cast
  • Katharina Häusler
    Key Cast
  • Günter Häusler
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Häusler
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
  • Language:
    German, Vietnamese
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Director Biography - Ela Roth Capone

Ela Roth Capone grew up in east Germany as the wall between socialism and capitalism was being torn down. Her family and friends are musicians, ranging from the orchestra, to the jazz stage, to the underground of Berlin.

She went on to achieve an advanced degree in health economics, and worked in this field professionally.

Through travelling extensively and living abroad, she has become a curator, photographer, and a filmmaker. She worked with the distribution of the US/Honduran documentary ‚La Finca Humana‘ in the US and Germany, and shot and directed her own feature doc, entitled ‚Two Mothers‘ in Vietnam.

She is featured and partnered with Greenpeace, Make SMTHNG, ReFashionReFood, Berliner Klimatag, Fairtrade Initiative Saarbrücken, and others in connection to her art-based woman’s empowerment project in Honduras.

She recently shot and produced the short ,Ice Fishing‘ that has it’s world premiere at Tacoma Film Festival.

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