Chicago Theatrical PremiereFacets Film Dialogue with filmmaker Mireia Sallarès
LITTLE DEATHS (Las Muertes Chiquitas)
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"Mesmerizing... women from all walks of life and all areas of Mexico open themselves to the camera with tremendous courage and generosity to give voice to silenced taboos" Catalan Center at NYU
For her epic exploration of the female orgasm, Catalan artist Mireia Sallarès interviewed 30 Mexican women from various walks of life: professors, prostitutes, psychologists, nuns astrologists, revolutionaries, and former child brides. Her interviews go beyond the "little deaths" of the title, seamlessly moving between issues of sexual violence, political protest, love, family, and mortality. In a culture where sexual taboos run deep, what the women of Little Deaths have in common is a belief in liberation and self-discovery through sexuality, and a remarkable courage in the face of tragedy and oppression.
Filmed over four years, this two-part documentary is the centerpiece of Las Muertes Chiquitas, Sallarès's larger multimedia project encompassing photography, installations, a book, and discussions held around the worldall unified by women's perspectives on orgasms, pleasure, pain, power, violence, and death.
Directed by Mireia Sallarès, Mexico, 2009, 286 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.