Direction: Rosa Martha Fernández
Screenplay: Elen Calmus, Rosa Martha Fernández, Sibyle Hayem, Ana V. Jiménez, Lilian Liberman, Mónica Mayer, Beatriz Mira, Laura Rossetti
Photograph: Toni Khun, Alejandro Gamboa, Mario Luna, Michel Ehremberg, Beatriz Mira, Mauricio Schoeder
Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, Colectivo Cine Mujer, Rosa Martha Fernández
This heterodox work draws on fiction resources and the register of documentary to denounce the phenomenon of rape in Mexico. With a complex essay-like structure, the film is a reflection on the various types of sexual violence, from the classist legal apparatus and the connivance of religious institutions, to rejection of and discrimination against victims. At the same time, it introduces community alternatives for victim support. A project by “Cine Mujer,” this film exemplifies the group’s motto and mode of production, and thus one of the maxims of feminism: no personal solutions; only collective action for collective solutions.
Rosa Martha Fernández. A social psychologist, writer, actress, filmmaker and professor, stage and television director, and a feminist, Rosa Martha Fernández was part of the generation of political filmmakers of the 1970s and a member of the Marginal Film Cooperative, alongside Paco Ignacio Taibo, Armando Bartra, and others. To her, filmmaking was a political activity, related to both the Cooperative and her commitment to the feminist movement. With her fellow students she created the “Cine Mujer” group in 1975.
Cosas de mujeres (1978)
La Mujer en la Revolución (1981)
Nicaragua Semilla de Soles (1984)
El problema está en el aire (1985)
La respuesta está en el aire (1986)
Reporte Meteorológico (1998)
Cuatro Esquinas Cuarto de uno (2003)
Modelo para Armar (2007)
Entre Paredes de Agua (2010)