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Central America

An Island Surrounded by Water
A film by Maria Novaro
Mexico, 1985, 25 minutes, Color, VHS/16mm, Subtitled
Order No. W99130
A beautiful and poetic account of a young girl's search for her mother, who left mysteriously to join a guerilla movement. The narrative combines her real and imagined journey through the landscape of Mexico with her passage into adulthood. This, Novaro's first film, won the best fictional short award from Mexico's Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.


  • Latin American Women Artists Series III
  • CineAccion Women of the Americas Festival
  • Chicago Latin Film Festival Chicago Latin Film Festival
  • CineFestival, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
  • Reel Women Festival, Dallas
  • Seattle Int'l Festival of Films by Women Directors

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