A film by Susana Blaustein

US/Argentina | 1980 | 25 minutes | BW | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99057


In this autobiographical portrait, Susana leaves her native Argentina to live her life outside the strictures of Latin American cultural and family pressures. Susana interweaves cinema vérité interviews of her family and lovers with snapshots, home movies and even a Disney cartoon to render the cultural context in which female, sexual and ethnic identity is shaped.


“Susana is very effective in conveying the tension and inner struggle of being a lesbian.”

Fran Christie Plexus


Susana Blaustein

Susana Blaustein has been working in film since 1980. She is best known for her Academy Award nominated film which she co-directed and produced with Lourdes Portillo, LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO, about the courageous struggle of Argentine women who were seeking to find their "disappeared children". She also co-produced and directed the award winning film LA OFRENDA: THE DAYS OF THE DEAD about the Mexican holiday celebrating and honoring the dead. She also directed an autobiographical film Susana about being a Latin woman growing up in a conservative and repressive environment. Her latest project, OLD LOVE DIES HARD, explores love as a healing power in order to bring a message of hope and is currently in pre-production. (8/14)

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