"Hasta con Las Uñas - Women filmmakers in Nicaragua"
Time: 30 minutes.
Written and Directed by: Tania Romero
Cinematography: Tania Romero
Editing: Roberto G. Hernandez and Tania Romero
Sound: Francisco: Mark Wilson
Producers: Tania Romero and Karli Gaitan Morales
© Tania Romero
Nicaraguan cinema persists despite a film industry model. The documentary, "Even with their nails: Women Filmmakers of Nicaragua," shows the important work achieved by many women filmmakers who trained under INCINE (1979-1990), the only film institute ever established in the country. The increase of women in media production continues to transform the contemporary national cinema and is a unique phenomenon in Central America. The documentary shows the trajectory of these filmmakers and how they have managed to preserve the socio-cultural history through their works, and have managed to keep film production despite the many challenges and underfunding. The documentary includes interviews with some of the 'mothers of Nicaraguan cinema': Maria Jose Alvarez, Martha Clarissa Hernandez, Kathy Sevilla, Brenda Martinez, Florence Jaugey, and Rossana Lacayo. It also includes interviews with audiovisual production teacher Belkis Ramirez, and the new wave of filmmakers Rebecca Arcia, Heydi Salazar, Laura Baumeister, and Pearl Briceño.
Documentary by Marcela Zamora
Country: El Salvador, Mexico
Time: 85 minutes.
Written and directed by Marcela Zamora
Editing: Andrea Bilbao
Photography: Alvaro Rodríguez
Sound: Paolo Hasbun
Production: Julio Lopez Fernandez
Post Production: Argos y Caravana
© Una Produccion de El Faro y Kino Glasen, co producción con Argos y Carvana. Con el apoyo de ICCOS Cooperación y Reino de los Países Bajos.
In the Salvadoran civil war, my father and thousands more were captured and tortured by the State. These are some of their stories.
When I turned 33, my mother told me that my father, during the Salvadoran civil war, had been captured and tortured for 33 days by the National Police. Two years later I had the courage to ask him and other men and women about those days. These people do not ask for revenge, all that they ask is to know the truth.
Watch the trailer here
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department