Tiempo Azul Productions

Social Documentary Films

Popular Culture/ Cultura Popular

Latin American Studies/

Estudios Latinoamericanos

Gender Studies/ Estudios de Género

Sociology/ Sociología

Documentary Film Studies/ Cine Documental

Director: Marta Bautís

On-Line Editor: Kelly Anderson

Consultants: Seraphina Bathrick, Tami Gold


TALENT:

Woman with black blouse: Gloria Zelaya

Woman with flowered blouse: Gloria Zelaya

Glorita: Gloria Herrera

Pablo: Vidal López

Victor: Victor Verno

Reporter's Voice Over: Sonia Medina

Woman under the tree: Marta Bautís

areas of interest/de interÉs
       credits/créditos

                69 min., 1994. In Spanish with English Subtitles


A feminist telenovela for these times, this self-reflective film explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints – documentary and fiction, theory and experience. The director interviews people on the street, views Hollywood stalwarts of maternal sentiment, reads what feminist thinkers have to say on the subject, and copes with life as a single Latina mother. Una telenovela feminista para estos tiempos, este documental autoreflexivo explora la mítica figura de la madre desde múltiples puntos de vista – documental y ficción, teoría y experiencia. La realizadora entrevista a la gente en la calles de Nueva York, estudia melodramas maternos de Hollywood, lee lo que escritoras feministas dicen sobre el tema y brega con su vida de madre soltera Latina.

   Screenings/muestras
  • 1995: Chicago Latino Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1995: II Week of Cinesophía, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 1994: New Latin American Cinema Festival, Habana, Cuba 

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Marta N. Bautís, Tiempo Azul Productions - Producciones Tiempo Azul

mbautis@tiempoazul.org