During the Catalan independence referendum, Marie, the filmmaker, meets Sory, a small business owner, single mother and lesbian. Despite becoming friends and after having agreed to being filmed from the outset, Sory turns away Marie’s camera from the hair salon when her son migrates illegally to Spain. With the idea of a film already running; Marie turns their camera toward Lisset, Sory’s daughter. Lisset has to decide whether to move to Barcelona with her mother or to stay in Santo Domingo with her children. Amid flags and polarized societies, Marie exposes a family divided by frontiers more complex than those set up by the water that surrounds the island.

  • Marie Jimenez
  • Marie Jimenez
  • Javier Maria
  • Fernando Santos
    Cocote, Liborio
  • Aurora Dominicana
    Sand Dollars, Croma Kid, Sambá, Holy Beasts, Noeli overseas, carmita, Jean Gentil, cochochi
  • Sofia Marcos
    La xarxa, cita con cura
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    1 hour 10 minutes
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    November 1, 2021
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    187,464 USD
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    Dominican Republic
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    Dominican Republic
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Director Biography - Marie Jimenez

Marie has an AAS in fine arts from Altos de Chavon, Dom. Rep.; a BFA in Parsons The New School, NYC; a Masters from ECIB, Barcelona; several film workshops in EICTV, Cuba; and currently attends to the masters program in Film Development at ESTC in Lisbon.

With only 19 years old they participates on the 26th Biennale of the Museum of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic, with a body of work that speaks about homosexuality for the first time in a museum in the island. In Mid 2014 they participates and wins Concurso de arte Leon Jimenes in Santiago, Dom. Rep. Soon after, Indhira Suero write an article titled ‘Marie Jimenez Fighter‘ published in the local newspaper Listin Diario. While in NYC Marie works as a teaching artist with the Romare Bearden and Doing Art Together foundations. Later on moves to Barcelona to pursue a Masters Degree in Documentary. In 2015 Marie constitutes a production company, and later in 2016, wins FONPROCINE and attends the training ground of the FEST. In 2017 Remezcla publishes an article titled ‘10 young artists leading the New Wave of Dominican Art’ featuring the work of Marie. Currently Marie teaches video art at Chavon and attends to the masters program in film development at ESTC in Lisbon; while still working in its practice.

2013. Al Compás. 12 min
2013. Untitles III. 7 min 37 seg
2014. Untitled IV. 17 min
2019. D’Sory. 66 min 56 seg

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Director Statement

Parto desde la experiencia con mi contexto inmediato para lidiar con los temas que rodean la identidad, su percepción como fluida y la marginalización. Mis obras se definen por la intersección entre la pintura, el cine, el sonido y la instalación. En este contexto interdisciplinario con interés en entablar diálogo para generar cambio o interés social, lo íntimo es forma y recurso hacia lo político.