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Mama Celia

Mama Celia

An intimate portrait of a strong, contradictory and charismatic female figure between worlds. Celia Shiguango lives independently as a woman, quichua, healer and midwife in the rainforest of Ecuador, often running into her limits in a world, in which a narrow village world with few perspectives, social tensions and discrepancies between traditionalism and modern life open up in the midst of the green woods. The documentary was created in a close relationship of trust and is strongly based on Celia’s own ideas of a filmic self-portrayal.

Christina Schmid, geboren 1982 in Lörrach, Deutschland, ist ausgebildete Hebamme und hat zahlreiche Auslandsaufenthalte absolviert.

Christine Schörkhuber, geboren 1982 in Steyr, lebt und arbeitet als Installationskünstlerin, Musikerin und Videomacherin in Wien.

MAMA CELIA (2015) ist ihr erstes gemeinsames Filmprojekt.

Local Artists 2015

Christina Schmid, Christine Schörkhuber

Austria / Ecuador 2015
DCP / color
28 minutes

Christine Schörkhuber
Verena Mayrhofer
Reinhard Reisenzahn
Celia Shiguango
Christina Schmid