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La afinadora de árboles
Dir. Natalia Smirnoff
(Argentina / Mexico, 101 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama / Comedy)
Clara receives the most important award in children’s literature and her life starts becoming a little bit intense. In order to find some peace and inspiration, she and her family move to the countryside, close to where she was born. While there, she reconnects with her old boyfriend, Ariel, and his brother, Carlos, prompting a re-evaluation of her life, altering her existence forever. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
Dir. Janet Jarman
(Mexico, 73 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Documentary)
Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, Birth Wars chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail. The film takes viewers on a journey into two worlds riven by prejudices and antagonism, and explores how building bridges between these worlds could help save lives. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
Corazón de Mezquite
Dir. Ana Laura Calderón
(Mexico, 74 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Lucia is a Yoreme girl and her biggest dream in life is to play the harp, but her father, a harpist bound by tradition, won’t allow it. In spite of all this, her grandfather teaches her secretly. As a huge celebration approaches, her father suffers an injury, leaving him unable to play music at the event. The town is very worried, as there is no one else who can play the harp, allowing Lucia to transgress traditions by fulfilling her dream. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
El despertar de las hormigas
Dir. Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
(Costa Rica, 94 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Isabel, a caring and doting wife and mother, begins succumbing to immense societal pressure to have another child. Her internal struggles to stand up to patriarchal traditions reach a boiling point, revealing stunning developments for Isabel. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
Lina de Lima
Dir. María Paz González
(Peru / Chile / Argentina, 83 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Musical / Drama)
Lina (Magaly Solier) is a Peruvian woman who works as a domestic helper for a wealthy Chilean family. With Christmas just around the corner, Lina plans on visiting the home she left behind to reconnect with her son. However, a series of pitfalls and disappointments threaten to derail her plans in this warm-hearted and musically charged film about the struggles of returning to the place we call home. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
Radio Silence – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Dir. Juliana Fanjul
(Switzerland, 79 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles,Journalism )
In 2015, Carmen Aristegui, an incorruptible journalist, was fired from the radio station where she worked for years. But Carmen continued her fight: raising awareness and fighting against misinformation. The film tells the story of this quest: difficult and dangerous, but essential to the heath of democracy. A story in which resistance becomes a form of survival. ¡Viva Mujeres! Films Showcase.
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