She Resented Mother For Not Living Up To Her Expectations

 

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Is it possible to grow up never knowing your parents?

Shanti is the town’s beloved hairdresser and more importantly, a good friend to her customers.

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She’s a part of their lives, helping them get made over for casual dates to sprucing up for life-changing moves. Though when alone, there’s a look of resignation on her face, she only has smiles for her pride and joy, her daughter, Nadja.

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Unfortunately, Nadja thinks she’s a loser. She’s sullen, resentful of her lot in life and would rather look up to pop stars on TV like Shakira.

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One night after blowing up, her mother’s friend sets her straight. Instead of idolising people like Shakira, Nadja should have been looking a little closer at her own mother, Shanti.

Watch ‘Shanti’ by Sarah Hoarau (Mauritius) on Viddsee:

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