Scene from the film By the Name of Tania
Scene from the film By the Name of Tania
Scene from the film By the Name of Tania

By the Name of Tania

  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
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The Amazon flows lazily through the goldmine-gashed landscape of northern Peru. Using real eyewitness accounts, directors Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez tell the story of a young woman who winds up forced into prostitution when her initially hopeful attempt to escape the stifling limitations of village life goes wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The film reconstitutes a space of dignity and returns voice and identity to that which has been formally rendered name¬less. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the horrific devastation visited upon the natural world by contemporary industrial society.

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  • Original title
    By the Name of Tania
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez
  • Cast
    Tanit Lidia Coquinche Cenepo, Ismael Vasquez Colchado, Fiorella J. Aguila, Yossimar Vietto Omnia
  • DOP
    Virginie Surdej
  • Editing
    Marie-Hélèe Dozo
  • Sound
    David Vranken
  • Duration
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale, Generation 14plus, Germany
    • Documenta, Spain
    • Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, Belgium
    • Agadir International Documentary FF (FIDADOC), Morocco
    • Raindance IFF, UK
    • Semana del Cine, Peru
  • Awards
    • Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, Belgium - Best Hybrid Documentary Feature Film Award
    • Agadir International Documentary FF (FIDADOC), Morocco - Jury Award
    • Raindance IFF, UK - Best International Feature Film Award
    • Semana del Cine, Peru - Best Film award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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