By the Name of Tania | Denver Film Society | Mary Jiménez | Bénédicte Liénard | Belgium

By the Name of Tania

Mary Jiménez, Bénédicte Liénard

SpanishEnglish SubtitlesBelgium201985 min

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Overview

Documentary and narrative fiction, experimental camerawork and Malick-esque voiceovers all merge in this spellbinding tale of a young woman who travels up the Amazon from her small village to the gold-mining towns of northern Peru in search of a better life, only to get caught in the trap of violence and degradation forever set on the fringes of society.


Belgian-Peruvian film making team Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez synthesized the myriad firsthand accounts of forced prostitution they’d accumulated during past collaborations to develop the character of Tania, whose odyssey through mine-gashed landscapes symbolizes the havoc industrialism has wreaked on the natural world. It also, however, puts a face, a voice, and a name to the plight of countless generations of women who’ve taken desperate measures to escape poverty.


Sponsored by Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media

Producer: Hanne Phlypo | Editor: Marie-Hélèe Dozo | Cinematographer: Virginie Surdej | Screenwriter: Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez
Cast: Tanit Lidia Coquinche Cenepo, Ismael Vasquez Colchado, Fiorella J. Aguila, Yossimar Vietto Omnia
Additional Countries: The Netherlands, Peru

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