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Antuca & Porque quería estudiar (12*) + ScreenTalk with director María Barea & Dr. Maria Chiara D'Argenio

Cinema Restored x Open City Documentary Festival

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Join us for this special presentation of two works delving into the realities of domestic workers' struggles.

Antuca & Porque quería estudiar are Peruvian films, made by María Barea. These films were made in collaboration with Warmi Cine y Video, the pioneering Peruvian women’s film collective (est. 1989) and Iprofoth (Instituto de Promoción y Formación de Trabajadoras del Hogar), a non-profit dedicated to empowering migrant and Indigenous women domestic workers.

Antuca adopts a docu-drama format, focusing on the life of its titular character, Antuca, portraying her journey from Cajamarca to Lima and her involvement in political activism amid employment shifts and identity challenges. 

Porque quería estudiar is a testimonial documentary from 1989 that portrays the harsh reality of hundreds of migrant girls and young women who must travel to the city in search of work as domestic workers.

Tagged with: Cinema Cinema Restored

Presented in collaboration with Open City Documentary Festival.

Thanks to Ricardo Matos Cabo, Daniel Ángeles, Kauri Ximon Jauregui Arias, Julio César Gonzales Oviedo, Maria Palacious Cruz and Ollie Wright from Open City Documentary Festival.




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