By the Name of Tania
The Amazon fows 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 forced into prostitution when her initially hopeful attempt to escape the stifing limitations of village life goes wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The flm reconstitutes a space of dignity and returns voice and identity to that which has been formally rendered nameless. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the horrifc devastation visited upon the natural world by contemporary industrial society.