Home is Struggle

A film by Marta Bautis

1991 | 37 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99318

SYNOPSIS

Using interviews, photographs and theatrical vignettes, Home is Struggle explores the lives of women who have come to the United States from different Latin American countries-Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina and the Dominican Republic-for very different reasons, economic and political. In sharing stories about their pasts and present and their views on issues such as sexism and personal and political repression, Home is Struggle presents an absorbing picture of the construction of 'Latina' identity and the immigrant experience.

PRESS

"In Bautis's work, 'home', the domestic sphere, is the site of the body politic-personal repression, national origin, and the locus of struggle against personal and political repression."

Lillian Jimenez Media Network

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • San Antonio CineFestival, Best First Film
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Marta Bautis

Argentinean filmmaker Marta Noemí Bautis began her career as a photojournalist and has worked throughout Latin America. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been screened at numerous national and international film festivals. Bautis is also a faculty member at the School of Contemporary Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey and founder of Tiempo Azul Productions. (07/09)

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