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Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine motion-picture director challenged tradition when she embarked on a directing career after expressing disappointment at the way her semiautobiographical screenplays were interpreted by male directors and later emerged as Latin America's foremost female director.
Sarah García was the iconic "grandmother of Mexico." She studied to be a teacher, but instead became an actress. Well into the 1950s, García alternated roles as feisty gray-haired grandmothers, and parts where she played matrons of her own age in both comedies and dramas.
A Drop in Oicata (18 min)
Diana Logreira Campos
ColombiaGALLERYCONVERSATION
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I went thinking that I was going to be an outsider. I am Colombian, but I have not lived in Colombia for a while. I am also from Bogotá, a metropolis compared to Oicata, a tiny Andean village that was hosting a donkey beauty pageant.

My sister was invited to act as a juror in the pageant and I came along to what promised to be a quaint outing. The event ended up being so much more. The celebration stirred long-forgotten memories and made me feel at home.

In Oicata I was both an insider and an outsider.  I came from afar, yet I both felt a very strong cultural connection with the people at the festival and could identify with their quiet satisfaction. However, the cold weather my body refused to adjust to constantly reminded me of my position as an outsider.

In my films I highlight personal adventures that fill our days with happiness. It is these events, I believe, that shape our lives. Through my films I hope to encourage my generation of women to simply enjoy life and achieve personal goals.

One such daily joy is motherhood. Our generation of women is privileged because we have access to more knowledge than any other previous generation, especially in regards to motherhood. Knowledge has truly liberated us for having children today is a choice and not just an accident; it is a joy to share with all.

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Film Credits:

Directed, photographed and written: Diana Logreira Campos
Direct Sound: Jaime A. Logreira Campos
Editor: John Ayala & Diana Logreira Campos
Producer: Diana  Logreira campos & John Ayala
Additional Camer & Assistant: Sergio Gomez

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