V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Plaza de la Soledad

V' 16

Plaza de la Soledad

Maya Goded
Mexiko, 2015
Documentaries, 85min, OmeU

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Plaza de la Soledad

Maya Goded
Mexiko, 2015
Documentaries, 85min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Carmen Muñoz
Leticia Guzmán
Epifanía Ruiz Lucas
Ángeles Álvarez Llorente
Raquel López
Carlos Pérez Ramírez
Sound: 
Lena Esquenazi / Miguel Hernandez
Camera: 
Maya Goded
Editor: 
Valentina Leduc
Composer: 
Leonardo Heiblum
Jacobo Lieberman
Production: 
Monstro Films, Alebrije Producciones, La Sombra del Guayabo
World Sales: 
Monstro Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Age does not daunt the women in PLAZA DE LA SOLEDAD, who inhabit Mexico City as sex workers. Maya Goded interviews a swath of middle-aged women whose life experiences prove to be as much a mosaic as Mexico itself. They view their professions as a livelihood through which they maintain ownership of their destinies by their own means, avoiding machísmo’s influence to a certain extent. They radiate femininity amid their joys and hardships, and command it in dances and seduction techniques they render for men in vulnerable or low places. They support each other, and persist through the trials they face in their caste.
Each person before the camera illuminates the tough lifestyle she lives and the thick skin she’s grown in order to survive. Goded empowers the women in the film as they speak for themselves and about themselves in their cultural microcosm. (Alexander Ortega)

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