2009. Argentina. Matías Herrera Córdoba. 75 min.
Monday, February 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. Argentina. Directed by Matías Herrera Córdoba. 53-year-old Hortensia lives in El Puesto, a small town in the northwest of Argentina in a verdant region at the foot of a mountain range between two rivers. Born in Patagonia as a member of the Mapuche indigenous group, she was taken at the age of 13 to Catamarca to become a maid. Since that time she has been part of one family and, like many criadas (raised maids), she is given food and shelter but no wage or freedom of movement. This portrait builds in emotional power as she silently goes about her everyday routine. International Film Selection. In Spanish; English subtitles. 75 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2011: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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