"Black Mother" is the symbol of the popular. A tradition rooted in those who often have no other way to cook their food. The symbolism and contradiction of the expression “Black Mother educated everyone” is that it refers to childhood, especially for those excluded from an increasingly unequal society, where many are entitled to only one meal a day. We are equal in rights and duties. However, different in privileges. The short filme “Black Mother” tells the story of many Cape Verdean children whose only daily hot meal is the School Canteens Program in Cape Verde and shows how this memory can mark a child’s life.