Reflections from a garden in Brussels, Belgium addressed to my mother’s garden in South Africa: a film about dirt, gender, and separations. This film is gleaned from years of accumulated experience and struggle within and beyond my personal story. It is social commentary wrapped in poetry and steeped in the personal. I had the privilege of working with Bulgarian cinematographer and maker, Denis Galenkov, and together we were able to compose a visual, poetic world for this short documentary film. "Ek Blom" is an ode to the integration of various imposed social dualisms and a gesture of liberation.