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  • NC Latin American Film Festival: La Teta Asustada | The Milk of Sorrow @ Carolina Theatre

    Series Name:

    NC Latin American Film Festival

    Sponsor:

    Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

    Location:

    Durham N.C.

    Cost:

    free and open to the public

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel

    Email:

    mlr34@duke.edu

    MON. 10|08. Durham. Carolina Theatre. 7pmLa Teta Asustada | The Milk of Sorrow. Claudia Llosa (Peru. 2010).100 min.Fausta suffers from "the milk of sorrow", an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terrorism in Peru. The war has ended, but Fausta lives to remind of it because "the illness of fear" stole her soul. Now, her mother's sudden death forces her to confront her fears and the secret that is hidden inside of her: she has inserted a potato into her vagina to serve as a protective shield that repels disgusting intruders. »The Milk of Sorrow« is the story of a search for re-awakening, a journey from fear to freedom.

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