Nothing is greater than a mother’s love, not even her hatred for Donald Trump.
British writer and director Sarah Clift’s award-winning short film “La Buena Madre (The Good Mother)” focuses on a Mexican mother who must choose between her political ideals and giving her son his one and only birthday wish, a Trump piñata.
The short doesn’t shy away from showing contempt against the GOP presidential nominee. When the mother finds out her son wants a Trump piñata at his birthday party, she immediately refuses his request.
“No, that man won’t enter my house,” she tells her husband. “Where did he get that idea? Trump is the devil.” But it doesn’t take long for the mother to change her mind once she sees how important it is to her son.
In a statement on the film’s website, Clift noted that one of the things she hoped to capture in her short was the love and strength that exist within families in Mexico.
“I wanted to create a piece of work that showcased strong women, family unity and the beauty and faith of the Mexican people I have had the pleasure to meet,” Clift writes in a statement on the short film’s website. “Humour has always played a strong part in all of my work and seemed a wonderful opportunity to use in creating a simple story about the lengths a mother will go to for her child.”
Watch the full short above.