Mothers of Derick portrays the daily life of four women who, together, raise Derick, a nine-year-old boy. The four women – lesbians, bisexuals, non-monogamists and anarchists – built a house to raise their child in a forest on Brazil’s southern coast, despite threats of expulsion by the police.
As a friend of the family, director Cássio Kelm offers an intimate and tender perspective on parenting, family and community-building. The film brings us close to the protagonists, their passionate fight against ‘normality’, and their resistance to state interventions. Mothers of Derick is a powerful testament to creativity and solidarity in everyday lives.