Co-Presented by Lesbian Looks and in association with Ambulante, Mexico This screening is made possible with support from the UA Gender and Women’s Studies Department Anti-Racism Task Force. IN PERSON: Winner, Best Documentary, Guadalajara Film Festival, 2011Mexico, 2011, 74 mins. Director: Jacaranda Correa Producer: Martha Orozco Cinematographer: Dariela Ludlow Editor: Rodilfo Santa Maria In Spanish with English subtitles “Conceptually striking and emotionally piercing…”-Variety The directorial debut of renowned Mexican journalist and anchorwoman Jacaranda Correa, this is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter and advocate for personal freedoms and progressive causes. It is also the love story of Irina and her partner Nelida, whom she married as a man. Born to Mexican communist militants and raised on a staunch diet of communism, Irina fought in the Cuban solidarity movement, idolizing Che Guevara as a father figure. Since her early youth, Irina suffered from multiple sclerosis, which confines her to a wheel chair. Now blind, and with the support of her life partner, Irina continues her battle against discrimination and prejudice.
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:00