In The Making

Lido Pimienta on how the power of motherhood is in everything she does

In this clip from the premiere episode of In The Making, Pimienta discusses the fundamental importance of motherhood in her work.

In this clip from In The Making, Pimienta discusses the fundamental importance of motherhood in her work

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"I would define everything I do as the work of a mother," Canadian musical force Lido Pimienta tells host Sean O'Neill in the premiere episode of our new series In the Making.

Pimienta puts motherhood at the centre of her work and her outlook on the world. "When you feel for other people, or when you feel [a child's] soul and their heart like they are attached to your own body, you fight more and you're more generous and you have more sympathy and empathy and love."

"I am giving myself. I am putting myself out there as an offering."

Watch the clip:

In this clip from In the Making, Lido Pimienta discusses why motherhood is foundational to her work. 1:13

Watch the full Lido Pimienta episode of In the Making now.

In the Making is an immersive journey inside the creative process. The documentary series follows host Sean O'Neill across the country and around the world alongside some of Canada's leading artists as they bring new work to life and face pivotal moments of risk and reward. All eight episodes are available to stream on the CBC TV app, with individual episodes broadcasting weekly each Friday at 8:30pm (9pm NT) on CBC.

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Each episode follows an artist from across the creative spectrum — visual art, film, music, dance, theatre — with a unique approach to art-making and something to say about the world. Sean visits artists at home, in studio, backstage, and in the field, giving viewers rare access to intimate creative spaces and inspiring moments of realization.

Stream every episode of In the Making now, or watch them weekly Fridays at 8:30pm (9pm NT) on CBC TV.