(English title: “NANNY”) | 2015 | Documentary | 71 min.
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This film started out as my Master’s project at the University of Missouri’s journalism graduate program. Filmed on a low-budget and with a one-woman crew, three years later it turned into my first feature-length documentary film.
“Nana” had its world premiere at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba in December 2015. It began the festival circuit from there on, going through the Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay, the Chicago Latino Film Festival and others. In March 2016 it won the award for Best Feature in Dominican Republic at the 3rd RDoc International Film Festival.
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Leidy, Fina and Clara leave their children in distant towns to be raised by relatives while they are away caring for somebody else’s child. Going back and forth between urban and rural scenarios, this documentary goes deep into the conflicts faced by live-in nannies. In a love chain, where mother figures are substituted and duplicated, bonds grow strong between kids and their nannies, and between the nannies’ children and the grandmothers or aunts who care for them.
Is there just one way to define motherly love?
Director/Cinematographer/Location sound/Producer: Tatiana Fernández Geara
Associate Producers: Sarah Pérez Báez and Juanjo Cid
Executive Producer: Joaquín Geara
Screenwriters: Tatiana Fernández Geara and Juanjo Cid
Editor: Juanjo Cid
Sound post production: Sonoro Post House
Color correction: Aurora Color Estudiopost
Graphic design: Máximo del Castillo
Special thanks to all the characters for sharing their stories.