THE OTHERS. US.

By Pablo BANCHERO, Gonzalo LAMELA

MEDIO Y MEDIO FILMS SRL - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2010

This film tells the story of Uruguayan women of African descent who share their experiences of different roles in domestic and social life, transforming their own stories into tales of universal appeal. As these women of yesterday and today celebrate their ethnic origins, their art and, above all, t

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • URUGUAY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo BANCHERO, Gonzalo LAMELA
    • Writer(s)
    • Leticia RODRIGUEZ, Pablo BANCHERO, Gonzalo LAMELA
    • Producer(s)
    • Gonzalo LAMELA (MEDIO&MEDIO Films), Federico LEMOS (MEDIO&MEDIO Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Las Otras, Nosotras tells the history of women of African descent in Uruguay through anecdotes and stories full of sentiments that reflect their collective experience. As the community examines itself, we are invited to see ourselves as part of it.
      Through a dynamic and shifting perspective, the spectator becomes involved in the lives of these women and their perceptions of the surrounding world. The protagonists have left their mark and continue to influence areas as diverse as art, ethnic pride and the desire to achieve inclusion in an integrated society. Las Otras, Nosotras also uncovers, with humor and sarcasm, the daily prejudices and contradictions of our [Uruguayan] language.
      The film seeks to portray the journey from exclusion to inclusion in terms of ethnic identity as well as the complex social structures that gave rise to the phenomenon of candombe, [or Afro-Uruguayan percussion music]. The goal is to depict the condition of Afro-Uruguayan women today, bringing to light hidden histories of this part of the Río de la Plata region. Las Otras, Nosotras shows the joy of forming social networks to oppose injustice, and the delight of a collective sentiment that brings us together in difference and equality.
      The documentary narrative, composed of short histories and stories, questions our knowledge of a social group with a strong presence in our country, as it invites us to understand what black women in Uruguay think, feel and seek to communicate.
    • Partners & financing
    • Diezcatorce Casa Productora
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2009
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