A Place of Absence

When you don't know if your loved one is dead or alive you are in a state of frozen grief.

 
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The ambiguous loss

A Place of Absence is a hybrid documentary that combines elements of cinema verite, personal essay and more lyrical performance sequences in an exploration of “ambigous loss,” a form of unresolved grief that haunts those whose loved ones have “disappeared”.  The film’s narrative follows director Marialuisa’s unfolding personal search to find meaning and connection with a group of Central American women desperately searching for their sons and daughters who vanished en route to the U.S. by drawing parallels with her own family’s emotional turmoil in the aftermath of her uncle’s disappearance during Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’. 

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 Angela finds her daughter incarcerated. She visits her in a Jail in Mexico bringing her a red rose. 

Angela finds her daughter incarcerated. She visits her in a Jail in Mexico bringing her a red rose. 

 Leticia is looking in brothels for her missing daughter

Leticia is looking in brothels for her missing daughter

 Anita visiting a Mass grave in San Diego when she looks for her son within the dead.

Anita visiting a Mass grave in San Diego when she looks for her son within the dead.

 Amnesty International  estimates that 70,000 have gone missing while trying to reach the US.

Amnesty International  estimates that 70,000 have gone missing while trying to reach the US.

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  GUADALUPE   Whose son remains missing after being ransomed by a cartel two years earlier
 The Caravan of Mother's from Central America finally speaking at the Mexican Senate in 2016

The Caravan of Mother's from Central America finally speaking at the Mexican Senate in 2016

 The Caravan of Mothers , Woman form EL Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua make a an anual pilgrimage caravan through Mexico 

The Caravan of Mothers , Woman form EL Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua make a an anual pilgrimage caravan through Mexico 

 

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With your help we can finish the film.

All Donations are tax deductible.

Everything  will go towards the cost of finishing production. We have already filmed most of our story, but still need to travel to El Salvador and Honduras to finish the last leg of production, and see the stories of our main characters through,Leticia, Guadalupe and Anita. 

 
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