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MUJERESMINERASPressbook(22ene)ENG (1)
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A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY
MALENA BYSTROWICZ AND LORELEY UNAMUNO
STARRING BY: LUCÍA ARMIJO - DOMITILA BARRIOS DE CHUNGARA - FRANCISCA GONZÁLEZ SANTOS - EDUARDO GALEANO
Women of
the mine
(Documentary)
Portrait of three women who live and work on the mines of Cerro Rico de Potosí, Bolivia,
the emblem of colonial plunder. The work in the mine is only for men and women are the
most precarious, perverse and damned link of that system.
Three women open their privacy to show us their stories of struggle and resistance:
Domitila Chungara, one of the first revolutionary women, leads the struggles of miners
and women in Bolivia. Lucía Armijo lives in the Cerro Rico. She takes us inside the mine
and tell us her life as a worker, miner leader and single mother of six children. Francisca
Gonzalez woman miner, grandaughter, daughter and widow of miners supports her family
hammering stone by stone to change the future of her grandchildren.
The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano surruonds with lucid poetry the daily real life of
these women of braids and “polleras”, these women who face, every day, death and fear
to transform them into struggle and love.
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Starring by
LUCIA ARMIJO
DOMITILA BARRIOS DE CHUNGARA
FRANCISCA GONZALES SANTOS
EDUARDO GALEANO
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Way
In 2006 Loreley travels to Bolivia to attend the
assumption of Evo Morales in his first term. On
the way back from La Paz to Buenos Aires, a few
days in Potosi and a tour of the mines of Cerro
Rico, allows her to meet a woman that will
germinate this documentary as an idea-project:
Francisca. Her restless walking through the
muddy and gray trails of the hill, her dirty hands
of ore and small coca leaves going from her
pocket to her mouth. Francisca told her: — It
would be good to make a documentary with us,
the women of mines ...
Malena and Loreley besides colleagues, they
are friends those in which the connection is
so strong that you do not need words to be
understood. They feel that they are sisters.
Lore proposed to Malena to do together that
movie. But intense years came into their lives,
deaths and births.
Eduardo Galeano, in his Montevideo, and
Domitilla Chungara, in Cochabamba, honored us
being part of our project.
Those years made them stronger and closer to
the women of the mines, those who live with the
deaths of their mineworkers fathers, husbands
and sons, and they also know of breeders of
dozens of children.
Domitilla, already old, was a legend that
surprised us with his endless energy to fight.
Shortly after our interview, she died of a lung
disease, the ‘stigma of mine’.
“We have traveled to Potosí several more
times, and on those trips we crossed an
intensive path of living with these women. We
met Lucia at a funeral. She was on one side of
the courtship with her huge smile and staring
us in the eyes, she invited us to her house on the
hill. We receive stigma, prejudice, cooperation,
empathy, sadness, rejection, hugs, hot coffee
on top of the hill, carnivals, koas, chayas.
We feel very lucky to have been able to share
some of our work with all of them.
We were growing and learning in this journey
of eight years in which needs and expectations
were changing, and we were transforming us
beside the documentary.
Just the beginning of 2014, our documentary
Women of the Mine is finished and we let it do
its own way.“
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Malena Bystrowicz and Loreley Unamuno were born in Buenos
Argentina 1978 and 1980 respectively. They met in 1998 when they
were studying at the Art Institute Film of Avellaneda (IDAC). Since then
they share interests, projects and an intense friendship. Both made
their way into photography and documentary film.
FOTO: VERÓNICA MASTROSIMONE
Bio
Malena is a photographer and a documentary
filmmaker As director she made
the following documentaries:
Picketers (2002) Veronica Mastrosimone
and Holes in the roof (2007).
Loreley has a degree in Audiovisual Arts
Education at the National University of
San Martín (UNSAM) and she is graduated
from the National School of Experimentation
and Filmmaking (ENERC), in the specialty of
Direction of Photograpy. She participated in
several short and feature national films as
director of photography. Women of the mine
is her first feature documentary
as a director.
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Festivals
10° Festival Internacional de Cine y DDHH.
Sucre, Bolivia.
Ganador Premio Ojo Latinoamericano
5º Festival Internacional de Cine por la Equidad
de Genero.”MUJERES EN FOCO” Argentina
7º Festival Internacional de Cine, Video
Alternativo y Comunitario “Ojo al Sancocho”.
Bogotá, Colombia
6° Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible “Film
Sozialak” Bilbao, España.
6º Festival de Cine de los Pueblos Originarios,
Colectivo Cine Forum de Valparaíso, Chile
“Women’s Director International
Film Festival - 2014” New Delhi, India
5º Muestra de Cine Político Dirigido
por Mujeres, Madrid, España
33º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional
del Uruguay, Fundación Cinemateca Urugaya.
Montevideo Uruguay
32º “Rencontres du Cinéma Latino-Américain”
Bordeuax, Francia.
XIV Festival Internacional de Documentales
Santiago Álvarez In memoriam.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
FOTO: ROCÍO CARBAJO
7º “Festival de Cine La Imagen de los pueblos”
Ibarra, Ecuador
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Full credit list
MALENA BYSTROWICZ AND LORELEY UNAMUNO
LORELEY UNAMUNO AND MALENA BYSTROWICZ
GENERAL PRODUCTION
LORELEY UNAMUNO - MALENA BYSTROWICZ
PRODUCTION IN BOLIVIA
AGUSTÍN LÓPEZ - NICOLÁS MARÍN MARTÍNEZ - MANUEL ESTRADA
SOUND
AGUSTÍN LÓPEZ - MANUEL ESTRADA - NATALIA MARTÍNEZ
POST PRODUCTION SOUND
MARTÍN MÉNDEZ POST PRODUCTION IMAGE NICOLÁS GHIO
MUSIC
ENTREVERO DUO GRAPHIC DESIGN JUAN PABLO FERNÁNDEZ
FORMAT
HDV 16:9 DURATION 60 MINUTOS - ARGENTINA 2014
DIRECTED BY
SCRIPT, CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITION BY
SUPPORTED BY
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Technical data
FORMAT 16.9
HDV
COLOR
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: SPANISH
SUBTITLE: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: ARGENTINA
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2014
WOMEN OF THE MINE
Contact
mujeresdelamina.wordpress.com
MALENA BYSTROWICZ [email protected] +5411 4761 4756
LORELEY UNAMUNO [email protected] +5411 48557392
WOMEN OF THE MINE