Umbilical

  • Animation
  • 7min
  • Animation Short
  • 2019

An animated documentary exploring my mother’s abusive relationship with my father and its impact on me. Our shared desires for intimacy, safety, and normalcy have been constantly at odds with the realities that surround us. As adults, my mother and I learn to understand and support each other.

Originally from China, Danski Tang is an animator and artist now based in Los Angeles. Specializing in 2D hand-drawn animation, interdisciplinary art, and alternative documentary, Danski uses animation as a means to investigate themes of gender, sexuality, cultural indoctrination, and body politics. Her work has been shown in numerous international film festivals. Her latest film Umbilical won many awards.

Representative

California Institute of the Arts

Director

Danski Tang

Executive Producer

Danski Tang

Producer

Danski Tang

Writer

Danski Tang

Director of Photography

Danski Tang

Editor

Danski Tang

Sound Designer

Danski Tang

Music

Sean Hayward

Production Designer

Danski Tang