Synopsis:
The Amazon flows lazily through the goldmine-gashed landscape of northern Peru. Using real eyewitness accounts, directors Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez tell the story of a young woman who winds up in the clutches of forced prostitution when her initially hopeful attempt to escape the constrictions of her village goes wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The film reconstitutes a space of dignity and returns voice and identity to a fate formally made nameless. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the destruction of life in a capitalist world in connection with horrific natural devastation. 
Recent selection(s):
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin)
Director's filmography:
Bénédicte Liénard
- By the name of Tania (Feature)
- Bruit de la ville est si proche (le) (1988)
- Sauve qui peut la nuit - En attendant Mireille (1990 - Short)
- Les petites choses qui font la vie (1992 - Short)
- Têtes aux murs (1997 - Feature)
- Une part du ciel (2002 - Feature)
- D'arbres et de charbon (2011 - TV)
- Sur des braises - Sobre las brasas (2013 - Feature)
- La madre del oro (2014 - Feature)
- Les jardins de Chagos (2014 - Feature)
- Le Chant des Hommes (2015 - Feature)
Mary Jimenez
- Démence cinéma
- By the name of Tania (Feature)
- Loco Lucho (1998 - TV)
- La position du Lion couché (2006 - Feature)
- Le poisson, le bateau et le roi du Maroc (2007 - Feature)
- Le dictionnaire selon Marcus (2009 - Feature)
- Héros sans visage (2012 - TV)
- Sur des braises - Sobre las brasas (2013 - Feature)
- La madre del oro (2014 - Feature)
- Les jardins de Chagos (2014 - Feature)
- Face deal (2014 - Short)
- Le Chant des Hommes (2015 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
85'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Clin d'œil Films
Sales:
Pluto Film
Poster