2021. Mexico. 91 min. Spanish, Mixteco. English Subtitles.
Director: Angeles Cruz Featuring: Noé Hernández, Aida Lopez, Eileen Yañez.
Preceded by the short film La Utopia de la Mariposa.
Three stories intertwine during a celebration in San Mateo, a village of the Mixtec Oaxaca governed by local practices and customs. The women of San Mateo deal with love, abuse, and a struggle for empowerment in a village that continues to push them down. What started as three monologues of women returning to their homes after a long time away has become a universally relatable and gut wrenching depiction of the female struggle. Introduction by Federico Cuatlacuatl (UVA)
This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.
This film is part of the Women in Film and Indigeneity in Mexico series.
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