Join KCTS 9 Vme and the Seattle Latino Film Festival for a free screening of Maria en tierra de nadie (Maria in No Man’s Land) at KCTS 9 Studios on October 15. A discussion and reception, featuring director Marcela Zamora Chamorro from El Salvador will follow the screening. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by signing up here.
About the film:
This human rights documentary shows the parallel immigration stories of three Salvadoran women on a journey through Mexico. Doña Inés, a 60-year-old woman, is searching for her daughter who went missing shortly after she decided to immigrate to the U.S. five years ago. Marta and Sandra, tired of the domestic violence they endured at home and hoping to overcome their impoverished lives, decide to make the trip through Mexico with only thirty dollars in their pockets. These women, Doña Inés’ daughter, and countless other immigrant women face prostitution, human trafficking, rape, kidnap, and even death on a journey not often brought up in immigration debates.
Director, Marcela Zamora Chamorro studied journalism in Costa Rica and went on to study film at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Maria en tierra de nadie is her first feature documentary.
This screening is sponsored by the Seattle International Foundation and KCTS 9 Vme, and is held in conjunction with the 2011 Seattle Latino Film Festival.