Hackney Lullabies

// Documentary, 2011 // Every night under Hackney skies, mothers from faraway lands create a familiar space for their children by singing them lullabies, the same ones they heard as children. The film explores the mother’s dilemma in sharing her sense of home with a child who is rooted in another culture. Do the lullabies bring them closer together, or accentuate the difference between them?


Director: Kyoko Miyake

Editor: Sirko Knüpfer

Cinematographer: Laura Bellingham

Music: Patrick Durkan

Sound Designer, Sound Recordist: Jana Irmert

Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jörg Höhne

Produced by: Filmkantine


Winner Berlin Today Award 2011
Berlin International Film Festival

Sydney International Film Festival

Times BFI London Film Festival

London Short Film Festival