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Film Festival
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Film Festival
of Navarra

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Country: Mexico
Year: 1979
Duration: 42'
Direction: Rosa Martha Fernández
Writer: Elen Calmus, Rosa Martha Fernández, Sibyle Hayem, Ana V. Jiménez, Lilian Liberman, Mónica Mayer, Beatriz Mira, Laura Rossetti
Cinematographer: Toni Khun, Alejandro Gamboa, Mario Luna, Michel Ehremberg, Beatriz Mira, Mauricio Schoeder
Production: 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

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.
Selected filmography
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)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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