Maria, a Spanish physician works in a maternity hospital in the Ecuadorian rainforest. She is shocked about the many premature pregnancies and the violence women in Ecuador have to face. She meets Mishell, an adolescent abused by his father, and Yanina, a woman who decides to perform a clandestine abortion. María discovers that behind unintended pregnancies again and again hides sexual violence.
Xiana Yago was born in 1984 in Spain, studied medicine in Barcelona and in 2009 she moved to Berlin, where she worked as assistant director in the no- budget film scene.
In 2011 Xiana studied a Master on Screenwriting for Film and TV in the Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain). After this she led a screenwriting workshop for young people in Germany. Since 2012 she lives in Ecuador, where she is filming the documentary film “Las Mujeres Deciden” about sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador, awarded with the Documentary Production Film Fund of the Ecuadorian Film Council (Cncine) . During 2014 she participated in the Script of the Ecuadorian-Bolivian documentary film “Ukemau y ké” about the first Bolivian rapper in Aymara language.
Film genre: Documentary
Image Format: Full HD
Display Format: DCP / BluRay
Lenght: 52/58/62 min
Subtitles: English, German
Director & Screenwriter: Xiana Yago Tortajada.
A “El Hueco Films” production with:
María Carnicer, María Pinchupa, Mishell Castro, Flor Vega, Nayelly Castro, Edith Arboleda, Gina Díaz
Director of Photography: François “Coco” Laso
Film Editor: Florencia Handler, Sofi Escudé & Xiana Yago
Music: Martín Matilla.
Sound recordist: Franz Córdova
Additional sound recordist: David Procel
Additional camera: Kike Veintimilla
Executive producers: Perrine Delangle & Xiana Yago
Design: Pitahaya Comunicación
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