A Lost Cord

Youth Media Academy

A Lost Cord

A Lost Cord is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2021 Youth Media Academy. In Northern Cheyenne culture, there is a tradition of keeping the umbilical cord after it falls off. It represents the child’s connection to its mother and keeps them safe from harm. This short film follows a tale about the consequences of severing the bond created by the umbilical cord.