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Carmen Waits

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Synopsis

Filmed around the time of Hugo Chavez’s last presidential election, this film focuses on the life of Carmen, the filmmaker’s aunt, who works as a shop assistant in Caracas, Venezuela.
Combining observational and poetic documentary techniques, the film follows Carmen’s everyday life in the city in the run up to the election, against a backdrop of rousing political speeches and grand social promises.
Offering an intimate portrait of both Carmen and Caracas, the film reflects on the gaps between the rhetoric of Chavez’s government and ordinary lived experience.
At its heart, Carmen Waits is a meditation on the ways in which myth, religion, faith and death interact with Chavez’s politics.

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Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
56 mins
Format
HD
Director
Natalie Cubides-Brady 1st Feature
Producer
Natalie Cubides-Brady
Editor
Mariko Montpetit, Dan Johnson
Director of Photography
Natalie Cubides-Brady
Sound Designer
Tim Bamber

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Last updated 1st November 2016

Production Company

Natalie Cubides-Brady
natalie.cubidesbrady@gmail.com