Mother-Child

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Date Time Venue
29/11 (Sun)   6:00pm   MOViE MOViE Cityplaza 
6/12 (Sun) 7:40pm PREMIERE ELEMENTS

Andrea Testa
Argentina / 2019 / 66 min
In Spanish with Eng Sub

Synopsis
The counselling room at an Argentinian hospital, its social workers and their conversation with the female patients. Some were denied abortions after being raped, others were admitted due to complications after illegal abortions. Coming from extremely bleak circumstances, each resident has been a victim of sexual violence and conservative, religious oppression.

Director's Profile
Andrea Testa was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1987. In 2016, she co-directed the feature film The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, which has been nominated at many film festivals, including the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Director's Note
With this film, I aim to contribute to reflecting on the urgent need for a safe, legal and free abortion law in Argentina. In my country, every three hours, a girl under the age of 15 is forced to give birth. At the beginning of 2019, there were public domain cases of girls between 11 and 13 years old, pregnant as a result of sexual abuse in the north of the country, who requested a Legal Pregnancy Interruption in a timely manner, which were delayed and hindered by hospitals, religious organizations and some sectors of the Judicial Branch. Therefore, the #NiñasNoMadres (girls, not mothers) national campaign gained a lot of strength, which we also support with this film.With a team of five people, we shot in public hospitals of the Buenos Aires suburbs for three months, learning about hundreds of stories of young women who have their doctor appointments there. We found stories of pain, but also of great courage in facing the systematic violence they are victims of.We decided to shoot in black and white with a single 50mm lens, wondering about the right distance: one that would allow us to look at the girls' faces and listen to their stories without interfering. If we had to approach, if that initial distance was opposed or they resisted our encounter with them, our bodies would make the movement, trusting the question raised by documentaries: where does the other person begin, the girl?
Ticketing

Ticketing

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