Foreign women, Helena Taberna (2003)
Foreign women is a feature documentary that focuses on immigrant women in Spain. Given the vast size of this subject, here we concentrate on the biggest groups of immigrant women living in today’s Madrid: African (Senegalese, Maghribians, Sudanese), Latin-American (Colombian, Peruvian, Equadorian, Dominican) and Asian women (Chinese, Bengalese).
The phenomenon of immigration has become an everday subject of today’s media. This is a highly complex subject, affecting fields as widely differing as economy, religion or politics, and covering a great many situations according to the environment in which the immigrants set up home, with a multitude of variables depending on their origin, their race… but also their sex.
The aim of this document is obviously not to cover each and every aspect of the different situations, given the impossibility of such a task, but it does give us a good idea of the truth of these particular women, their lives and their hopes.
Director: Helena Taberna
Executive producer: Iker Ganuza
Scriptwriter: Helena Taberna
Documentation: Charo Martínez Pomar y Helena Taberna
Director of photography: Federico Ribes
Editor: Tiago Herbert
Composer: Ángel Illarramendi y Afrika Lisanga
Colour / Digital HD / 35 mm.
Runtime: 75 min.
Sound: 5.1 / DOLBY DIGITAL
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85