Hideo, It’s Me, Mama

Hideo, It's Me, Mama


In the early 80’s and extravagant campaign to sell the newly discovered video machine was mounted in Japan. About this time, there was a growing problem where bored housewives were becoming over attached to their children, and finding it almost impossible to let them leave the family nest. “Video and children were now being used as substitutes to fill the emptiness of the lives of many Japanese house wives,” I felt. This disturbing development in Japanese society prompted me to make a video, a black comedy exploring the theme. At the same time, I was overhearing the persistent voices: “let’s make a home video!”