Multi-Love, A collection of Non-Monogamous Tales

Mowgli Legein

Have you ever found yourself slowly falling in love with two people at once? Or felt gleeful while your partner tells you about their new date? In the world of consensual non-monogamy, this is all possible. The short film Multi-Love explores themes of sexuality, romance, family, abuse, identity, and taboo through the eyes of non-monogamists themselves. From January to March 2022, the filmmaker Mowgli Legein conversed with people dabbling in open relationships, established polyamorous households, people in open marriages, and people who have rejected non-monogamy. Their overlapping and contrasting ideas were emphasized through drawings and intertwined with moments from the filmmaker’s own non-monogamous life.

Director Statement

The topic of my film, consensual non-monogamy is both extremely intimate and somewhat controversial. It is something that most people have thought about or have been faced with at some point in their personal lives, but that is still majorly hidden in everyday life. However, over the course of this research, I discovered how many different ways there were to experience and practice non-monogamy. In this film, I tried to render this world through a kaleidoscopic patchwork of thoughts drawings, stories, and moments of consensual-non monogamy.

Poster - Multi-Love

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Bio

Mowgli Legein
Mowgli Legein

Mowgli Legein is a 23-year-old Belgian researcher and storyteller. Through her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary cultural studies, she gained a taste for contemporary societal issues, particularly ideas surrounding the body, gender, and sexuality. She then went on to do a master’s of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University, specializing in Visual Ethnography, which allowed her to explore experimental research methods through film, drawing, and autoethnography.

Multi-Love - Mowgli Legein
toang - Rizky Maulana Yanuar
EL SECANO AÚN VIVE - Ruben van Rijn
My Life, My Story - Fleur Roovers
heem - Jara van den Bosch
Postcolonial Sentiments - Hannah Bults
Voices in Nature - Maarten Bekhuis
Nostalgie paralysante - Sabrine Mdaghri
How much longer - Ann-Kristin Mueller
Drag Kings and Creatures - Sarah Bozuwa
Proud to Sport - Lotte van den Hanenberg
Buurland - a land ruled by neighbors - Malìn van Weerdenburg
Melmin - Loes Moree
Birds - Marlissa Hilkmann
Is There Anybody Out There? - Mischa Huijsmans
F*ck Endo - Wilke Geurds
Speaking of Spirits - Eva Riemens
Making Malta Home - Leanne Leendertse
Would you want your kids to do this - Max Condon
I am you and you are me - Janna Vink
The battle against floods - Kyra van Meijgaarden