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Mother Child

by Andrea Testa / Argentina / 2019

In the consulting rooms of a public hospital in Argentina, social workers dialogue with pregnant young girls, woman who has just given birth or ones that are hospitalized due to unsafe abortions. Coming from the environment of extreme poverty and vulnerability, many of them are victims of gender violence. Hence their pregnancies discourage them even more to imagine a hopeful present or future. The film reflects the desires, tensions and fears around forced maternity and clandestine abortion.

Director: Andrea Testa / Producer: Luciana Piantanida, Andrea Perner, Francisco Márquez / Production company: Pensar con las manos, Insomnia Films, Colectivo Hombre Nuevo / Cinematography: Gustavo Schiaffino / Edition: Lorena Moriconi / International sales: María Vera - KINO REBELDE: distribution@kinorebelde.com +351 910 551 325

Country: Argentina / Year: 2019 / Duration: 66

Awards and festivals:

IDFA- Special Mention, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs. 

Web: https://www.pensarconlasmanos.com/

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Andrea Testa

Andrea Testa (1987), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her first documentary feature film was “Pibe Chorro” (2016). Her feature film “The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis” (2016), co-directed with Francisco Márquez, was awarded as Best International Film in BAFICI and was part of Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival and Horizontes Latinos (Latin Horizons) of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Her last work, “Mother-Child” (2019) was premiered at IDFA, where received a
Special Mention.

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