The Rivers

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Mai Hua, blogger and French-Vietnamese single mom with two children, uncovers her matriarchal family story. 2013 she brings back her dying grandmother to France. As the old woman miraculously recovers, questions are raised within the family history, in particular a curse on the women of the family, revealing an intimate archaeology of female lineage and universal quest for truth. Mai becomes the heiress of a complex and painful family heritage that she doesn't want to hand over to her daughter. It took Mai 6 years and the help of devoted crowd-funders to accomplish this family archaeology.