In the Name of the Girl/En el Nombre de la Hija

Thursday, Sept. 10 @ 6:00pm
Harn Museum of Art / Chandler Auditorium

Ecuador, 2011 (102 min)
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Director: : Tania Hermida

It is the summer of 1976 in a valley of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Manuela, educated according to the communist and atheistic ideals of her beloved father, believes her parents to be on a revolutionary mission in Colombia, while she and her five-year-old brother Camilo have to spend the summer at their grandparents’ farmhouse.

Of course, in a catholic-conservative household a nine-year-old’s Marxist world outlook will cause trouble. Manuela eagerly defends her father’s political and philosophical ideas, unwilling to
obey her grandmother’s conservative rules.

The old lady, alarmed by the harmful influence Manuela has on the rest of the family’s kids, threatens to send her back to her parents unless she accepts to be baptized. Manuela, who is determined not to interrupt her parents’ very important mission, accepts the deal.