Private Project

No Hay Barrio Para las Mujeres (There are no slums for women)

Life is difficult for Ana. Desperate for resources, and struggling with nascent adulthood in machista Mexico, she doesn't know where to turn. When she finds a bag of money, Ana believes her dreams have been answered. But, as she'll find out, life is rarely so simple, with possible severe repercussions for her family. The owners of the money want it back, and have sent a merciless "fixer" named Mataoh to clean up the mess, including setting the incompetent toughs straight who lost the bag in the first place. Ana's only hope for survival is her is Tia Naomi. "NA," a tough woman raised in the desert, has a reputation for meting out justice to sexist men who abuse women. Who will find Ana first?

  • Donald Whittier
  • Donald Whittier
  • Donald Whittier
  • Sol Acosta
  • Juan Manuel Del Río
  • Ricardo Nyssen
    Key Cast
  • Lindsay Serret
    Key Cast
  • Felipe Tercero de Léon
    Key Cast
    "Arturo "
  • Jessica March
    Key Cast
  • Mitzy Fernanda
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    No Hay Barrio Para Las Mujeres
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    1 hour 34 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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Director Biography - Donald Whittier

I was raised and lived in Chapel Hiill for 35 years and consider myself a proud southern boy. In 2009 I picked up my life and moved to Baja California in Mexico. The past 11 years I’ve been writing my next film projects, and catching large yellow fin tuna on mostly calm sunny days (a few hurricanes thrown in for good measure). 2020 brought the re-awakening of my filmmaking desires, consummated with the opening of the Mexican Banzai! production office here in San Jose, the hiring of a creative production team, all to satisfy that deep, deep creative thirst that became dry from living here in the Baja desert. In my younger years I was a world class Tae Kwon Do fighter; the methodical and at times painful preparation building up to “leaving it all on the mat” approach, regardless of outcome, continues to define my daily routine, so nicely put in the title of one my favorite movies “You Can’t take it with you!”. I am happiest when running at a frenetic pace. I believe that storms of activity are the mother of creative and unexpected solutions and that the greatest indignity to the human spirit is boredom.

Though I’ve been involved and playing with movies since I was a young boy, my first feature films began 20 years ago in 2001.

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