Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer ClementA haunting story of love and survival that introduces an unforgettable literary heroine
Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they “make them ugly” – cropping their hair, blackening their teeth- anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight.
While her mother waits in vain for her husband’s return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi’s future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine’s resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions.
An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination.
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Review: In one of the most important and controversial documentaries of the last four years, filmmakers Justine Chang and Armand Kaye examine a crime that has been ignored, discounted, and even declared impossible. The result of years of research and production, She Stole My Voice: A Documentary About Lesbian Rape is a jarring, terrifying, and eye-opening look at this lesbian rape and sexual violence between women. The film masterfully interweaves community responses, expert analyses, and graphic reenactments to create an absolutely unforgettable experience.
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Forgot your password? Or sign in with one of these services. By rachelkirwan , April 30, in Video links and uploads. I saw this like 5 years ago. This is seriously a real documentary? I actually thought this was some kind of joke when I first saw it. Man, thats crazy, I guess anything can happen to anyone.
This is the first time I have seen anyone specifically address the topic of lesbian rape in this manner. The two filmmakers wanted to make sure the seriousness of the act was not missed:. Justine Chang: When you talk about women in the workplace, most feminist theorists are in agreement. When you talk about political and social equality, most feminist theorists are in agreement. But when it comes to lesbian rape, you begin to see a lot of contradictory elements. The ambiguities and incomplete understanding runs all the way from the average person to the most important feminist theorists of the last fifty years.
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An Interview with Filmmakers Justine Chang and Armand Kaye Lesbian rape is a crime so unthinkable that its victims repeatedly encounter mockery and disbelief, both from the community and from law enforcement. Because of the prevalence of such responses, its perpetrators can strike again and again without fear of the repercussions. The documentary will be available on DVD in early fall, The scene that examines community views, in particular, seems to say something interesting about what feminist theorists have to say about lesbian rape. When you talk about political and social equality, most feminist theorists are in agreement. But when it comes to lesbian rape, you begin to see a lot of contradictory elements. The ambiguities and incomplete understanding runs all the way from the average person to the most important feminist theorists of the last fifty years.