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SYNOPSIS

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.


FILM DIRECTOR

XXiana Yago was born in 1984 in Valencia (Spain), graduated in medicine in Barcelona and in 2009 moved to Berlin, where she worked as assistant director in several feature films. In 2011 she finished her Master’s Degree in Screenwriting for Film and TV at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

In 2012 Xiana moved to Ecuador and together with the Ecuadorian director Andrés Ramírez co-wrote the Ecuadorian-Bolivian documentary “Ukamau y ké” (2017). Later on, she produced and directed her first documentary feature film “Las Mujeres Deciden” (2017), which won a grant for documentary production (2013) and distribution (2016) from the National Film Council of Ecuador.


Technical Specifications

Film genre: Documentary
Image Format: Full HD
Display Format: DCP / BluRay
Lenght: 61 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, German, Greek

Director & Screenwriter: Xiana Yago Tortajada.

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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AWARDS:

Nevada Women’s Film Festival / EEUU
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD 2018

 

Festival Amnesty International / France
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY 2018

 

Festival Ojo Loco de Cine Iberoamericano, Grenoble / France
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY 2018

 

Semaine du Cinéma Équatorien de Paris / France
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM 2017

 

Wales International Documentary Festival (UK)
BEST EDIT 2017

 

Documentary Festival Telling Tales Manchester (UK)
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTARY 2017

 

CONTACT

XIANA YAGO, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND SCREENWRITER.

directora@lasmujeresdeciden.com
Phone: +49 177 7532706

INTERNATIONAL SALES TV and VOD

Sergio García Locatelli, Quechua Films

sales@quechuafilms.com

 

INTERNATIONAL SALES EDUCATIONAL & THEATRICAL

Martin Breuer, Marmelon Film

martin@marmelonfilm.de