MORENITA

By Gabriela ORTEGA, Diana VALENCIA

DRIVEN EQUATION - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2020

Morenita is a genre-mixing visual poetry experience that digs into the bridges and barriers of language, womanhood, ancestral curses and assimilation through the friendship of two Latina immigrants in the US.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama, Experimental
    • Countries
    • USA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriela ORTEGA, Diana VALENCIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Rafael THOMASETO (DRIVEN EQUATION), Helena SARDINHA (DRIVEN EQUATION)
    • Synopsis
    • Two women find themselves at a crossroads: one longs to remember home and the other longs to forget it. They meet in the middle, and through a journey of peeling off old skin and returning to their roots, they find that “home” is not always a place. Pushing the genre of cinema-in-verse, Morenita uses raw visuals, hints of magical realism and the power of language to explore the experience of female Latinx immigrants against a changing world. Divided into chapters, the film follows the trials of these two nomadic women who refuse to get lost in translation. The film is a journey into the deepest secrets of the soul, which prove to be far too complex to put into simple words.