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Hijas de Belén
Daughters of Belen
Spain | 2004 | 25:22 | Fiction, Live Action
Eusebia lives with the "Jeberos" in the Amazon jungle. At the age of 10, she came to the Belén neighbourhood in the city of Iquitos (Perú) with the intention of going to school, but she never learned to read and write because she had to work from a very young age. Seventy years late, she sees how her language and culture are disappearing with the passing of time. Three generations on, Nancy, a child from the Belén neighbourhood, has also been unable to learn to read and write, because she has to work every day to help her family to survive.
This is one of 5 short films in a series entitled En el Mundo a Cada Rato (Every So Often in the World). These films were made in collaboration with UNICEF in order to increase solidarity for the children in the third world. All of the profits will forever go to Unicef programs for children.
Copyright © 2004 Tus Ojos S.L.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
20 Sep – 29 Sep | San Sebastian, Spain
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