The Day You Love Me

El Dia Que Me Quieras

A film by Florence Jaugey

Nicaragua | 1999 | 61 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 01705


A close-up look at the varieties and complexities of domestic violence, THE DAY YOU LOVE ME takes us into the daily life of policewomen and social workers in one of the Police Commissaries for Women and Children in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. Women of different ages, as well as children and young adults, come there seeking help against abusive husbands, lovers and parents. They also talk freely about their experiences and their sometimes conflicting desires for change. The men in their lives come to the station to respond to the charges against them by defending themselves, justifying their actions, arguing their own grievances, or even admitting their wrongs. Actively engaged in the life of the community around the Commissary, the policewomen and social workers demonstrate their responsiveness and skill in dealing with a range of situations and abuses. In the course of documenting their day, this important film records the essential and empowering process that breaks the traditional law of silence aiding and abetting domestic violence in its many forms.


"Neither numbers nor statistics demonstrate what this documentary shows about domestic violence. 'The Day You Love Me' gets the audience to look through a window where reality is hidden behind the domestic walls.”

Noticias de GEMAS


  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Cinema du Reel, Paris
  • American Cinema Festival of Trieste, Italy
  • Festival d'Amiens, France
  • Biarritz Latin American Film Festival (La Cita), France - Union Latine prize for Best Documentary
  • Cartagena Film Festival, Colombia
  • Latin American Film Festival, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Festival de Málaga, Spain
  • San Juan Cinemafest, Puerto Rico
  • Habana Film Festival, Cuba
  • Int'l Festival for Human Rights, DerHuMALC, Argentina
  • Amnesty International Flim Festival, Amsterdam
  • North South Media Festival, Geneva, Switzerland


Florence Jaugey

Jaugey's filmmaking has focused on the poverty-stricken people of Nicaragua, such as her short film CINEMA ALCAZAR, winner of the Silver Bear at Berlinale (1998). This documentary is about the people that live in the ruins of an earthquake destroyed movie house from the 1950s located in the center of Managua. The documentary THE ISLAND OF LOST CHILDREN (2001), was filmed in jail and was the winner of the Society of Authors Award at the International Documentary Festival Cinéma du Réel in Paris in 2002.

One of her last works, DECEIT (2012), portrays the lives of seven women who survived human trafficking and how they struggle to cope. In the documentary, Jaugey travels through Central America, exposing the conditions of violence against women.

In 2009 Jaugey directed a drama, her first feature film, titled LA YUMA. The film was selected as the Nicaraguan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Her second feature film, LA PANTALLA DESNUDA (The Naked Screen) is expected to be released in 2014. (8/14)


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