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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

9th(2007)



Maid in America

Anayansi Prado

  • USA
  • 2004
  • 87min
  • Beta
  • color/black and white
  • Documentary

In Los Angeles alone, there are over 100,000 female housekeepers and nannies. Of the total, 70 percent are of South American descent. Housekeeping and nanny jobs in the United States that were historically filled by Blacks have been taken over by South American women – creating another specialized occupation, based on nationality, class, and gender. depicts the stories of three South American women who work as housekeepers and nannies in L.A. Telma, who has spent the past six years taking care of one family, loves the family\'s children just like her own; however, she is unable to take care of her own daughter, whom she had to leave behind in her country to come and work in L.A. Judith has also left behind her four daughters with her mother and sister in Guatemala to work in L.A. Judith, who has spent the past three years as an undocumented worker, majored in chartered accounting in college and dreams of becoming an accountant in the U.S. For the moment, however, she works as a cleaner. These women move to U.S., not to pursue the American Dream, but to find jobs that they cannot find in their own country, and to sacrifice themselves for their children\'s education. The women portrayed in are not victims of globalization but its subjects, who form organizations such as the Domestic Workers’ Association in L.A. to pursue their rights within United States. (Billy Choi)

Director

  • Anayansi PradoAnayansi Prado

    Anayansi Prado was born in Panama and holds a B.A. in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University. Shortly after graduation, Anayansi worked for Women Make Movies and Castle Hill Productions. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and founded Impacto FilmS, a production company geared toward the production of documentaries with a social impact. Anayansi is a proud member of the International Documentary Association (IDA) and The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). She’s currently in research and development of her next project, Children in No Man’s Land, a documentary about children who are crossing the US/Mexico border through the Sonora, AZ desert by themselves – with no parent or legal guardian.

Credit

  • Cast Judith, Telma, Eva
  • Screenwriter Anayansi Prado
  • Cinematography Kevin Leadingham
  • Editor Alejandro Valdes-Rochin
  • Music Robert F. Trucios