Programme

SUNFLOWERS OF NICARAGUA (GIRASOLES DE NICARAGUA)

Florence Jaugey

Nicaragua, 2017 / 80 min / Spanish OV with French subt. / Documentary

18 sex workers fight for the regulation of their profession in Nicaragua.

Eighteen female sex workers have been named judicial aides by Nicaragua’s Supreme Court to facilitate the resolution of conflicts that come up in their work. It is the first time in the world that sex workers have had access to this function. The film accompanies some of these women in their mediation work and in the actions they promote through their association, Girasoles (Sunflowers) of Nicaragua, to gain recognition and regulations for autonomous sex work.

In partnership with neimënster

Screenings
Tue 27/02 19:00 Neimënster ES OV with FR subt. Public https://www.neimenster.lu/index.php/fr/Culture/Offre-diversifiee-Calendrier-shop...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Maria Elena Dávila, Jessenia Alston, Yamileth García, Yohana Sequeira, Carmen Olivares, Sonia Montenegro, Gissella Guevara
Screenplay 
Florence Jaugey
Cinematographer 
Frank Pineda
Sound 
Leo Dolgan
Music 
Liliana Felipe, Jesusa Rodriguez
Production 
Camila Films
Distribution 
Camila Films
Biography

Florence Jaugey is an actress, director, scriptwriter and documentary producer of French descent living in Nicaragua. She is the co-founder of Camila Films, a film production company based in Nicaragua. Her first feature film, “La Yuma” (2009), won 16 international awards and was selected to represent Nicaragua at the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Her short film “Cinema Alcázar” (1998) won the Silver Bear at the 48th International Festival of Berlin.

Filmography
  • 2017 - Girasoles de Nicaragua (documentary)
  • 2014 - La Pantalla Desnuda
  • 2012 - El Engaño (documentary short)
  • 2009 - La Yuma
  • 2006 - Historia de Rosa (documentary short)
  • 2005 - De niña a madre (documentary)
  • 2002 - La isla de los niños perdidos (documentary)
  • 1999 - El día que me quieres (documentary)
  • 1998 - Cinema Alcázar (documentary short)