Between the city and the country, the subtle modern forms of slavery unfold. A girl disappears down the mountain to wait at the edge of the highway for the pick-up truck that will transport her to the city. Once there, children’s voices surround her and Carmen peeks into the entrance to a school. Lined up and in uniform, those girls are not the ones Carmen will join.
At the age of twenty-one, Gabriela Calvache produced her first fiction film titled Alegría de una vez (One-Time Happiness) by the Ecuadorian director Mateo Herrera. Since then, she has continued producing, directing, writing and participating in Ecuadorian and international films, which to date number ten full-length features, both documentary and fiction, and various shorts
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