Lucia Octavio boards a bus in the middle of a mountainous border town and wakes up naked when the bus arrives at the station. Confused and alone, yet determined and brave, Lucia confronts the attackers that threaten her.
“When La Rumorosa Quiets” (Mexico), the mandatory drama short directed by Patricia Montoya is confirmed for the lineup of the February live screening of Independent Shorts Awards. At Raleigh Studios Hollywood on Feb 13th, Thursday, at 6 pm.
“In a mixture of theatrical sequences and surrealist tendencies, ‘When La Rumorosa Quiets’ is a compact and tense meditation on the doubts and retributions women face when they witness or directly experience sexual violence and dare to talk about it. In this way, the film is a reflection on contemporary social justice movements for gender equality such as Ni Una Menos, in Mexico, Ni Una Mas, in Argentina, #MeToo, in the United States, and more recently, LasTesis in Chile, in which activists face powerful and corrupt forces with their bodies, their words, and their stories.”, states director Patricia Montoya.
The screening is followed by a Q&A with some members of the cast and crew. “When La Rumorosa Quiets” is one of the 6 films to be screened.