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For her epic exploration of the female orgasm, Catalan artist Mireia Sallares interviewed 30 Mexican women from various walks of life: professors, prostitutes, psychologists, nuns, revolutionaries, and former child brides. Her interviews go beyond the “little deaths” of the title, seamlessly moving between issues of sexual violence, political protest, love, family, and mortality. In a culture where sexual taboos run deep, what the women of Little Deaths have in common is a belief in liberation and self-discovery through sexuality, and a remarkable courage in the face of tragedy and oppression. Filmed over four years, this two-part documentary is the centerpiece of Las Muertes Chiquitas, Sallares’s larger multimedia project encompassing photography, installations, a book, and discussions held around the world--all unified by women’s perspectives on orgasms, pleasure, pain, power, violence, and death. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Mireia Sallares---Mexico---2009---286 mins.
  • Two-disc set includes Parts 1 and 2 of the film and a video introduction by director Mireia Sallares.
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