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by Laura Bari Documentary Competition

Rocío is lying on the beach thoughtfully gazing at the ocean while her hands are buried in the sand. When she was ten years old, Rocío was attacked and raped by a stranger who set the girl on fire before fleeing the scene. Six years later, the young woman is about to graduate. She has a boyfriend and her passion is to dance the tango. She survived. Her cousin Aldana has also been the victim of sexual violence: her father abused her for years, until, at the age of seventeen, she had the courage to report him. Both girls have developed into strong personalities who refuse to be deprived of their vitality by the traumas they have been through. They are there to support each other when their experiences become all-encompassing and find new ways to deal with the past in expressive dance – curing wounds that run deep. Director Laura Bari uses PRIMAS to draw an empathetic and atmospheric portrait of two young women and their journey which has been clouded by an unimaginably painful experience.

  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Canada, Argentina, 2017
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Laura Bari
  • Cast: Rocío Alvarez, Aldana Bari
  • Cinematography: Laura Bari, Glauco Bermudez
  • Editors: Laura Bari, Martina Moor
  • Sound: Mauro Franzen, Simon Plouffe
  • Music: Florencia di Concillio, Marco Liy, Juan Pablo Fernandez
  • Producers: Andreas Mendritzki, Aonan Yang, Laura Bari
  • Production Companies: Beso Film, GreenGround Productions
  • World Sales: First Hand Films
  • Swiss Distribution: First Hand Films
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