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Cartography of Loneliness

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Synopsis

The documentary, "Cartografía de la soledad" (Cartography of Loneliness), is akin to a map tracing the emotions and feelings of women who find themselves totally alone on losing their husbands in three countries, India, Nepal and Afghanistan.

The choice of these three countries which are so near each other and have significant ethnic and religious differences is not by chance. India is the country with the most widows in the world, totalling over 45 million. In Nepal, half of the female population is widowed or have been abandoned by their husbands: they are called "child widows" or baikaylas. Afghanistan has the highest proportion of widows in the world after 30 years of war.

Tradition, society and religion have determined the course of their lives following their husbands' deaths. Many widows are abandoned by their families, or victim of women trafficking, or condemned to social ostracism.

War, AIDS and child marriages are the main factors behind these figures.

After living with them for 4 months, there have been impressive stories in a very determined historical, social and religious context, and also the medicine, human rights and education are intertwined in their lives. http://www.cartographyofloneliness.com

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
68 mins
Format
HDTV
Director
Nocem Collado 1st Feature
Producer
Nocem Collado
Executive Producer
Nocem Collado
Editor
Nocem Collado
Screenwriter
Nocem Collado
Director of Photography
Nocem Collado
Sound
Juan Egoscozábal
Music
Javi Vega, Joaquín Calderón
Collaborator
Óscar Clemente
Colour
Jose Escrig
Post-production
José Jiménez, Adrián Morales

Sales
Company

Nocem Collado

http://www.cartographyofloneliness.com