By the Name of Tania

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.

Credits
Written & directed by
Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez
Country
Belgium, the Netherlands
Year
2019
Length
85'
Cinematography
Viriginie Surdej
Editor
Marie-Hélène Dozo
With
Tanit Lidia Coquinche Cenepo, Sb Pnp, Ismael Vasquez Colchado, Fiorella J. Aguila, Yossimar Vietto Omnia
Production Company
Clin d'œil Films
Produced by
Hanne Phlypo
Co-produced by
Julie Freres / Dérives, Katja Draaijer, Frank Hoeve / Baldr Film, Javier Packer Comyn / Cba, Camille Laemle
Sound Design
David Vranken
Sales Agent
Pluto Films