Intimate Battles is the story of five women from different countries who have lived domestic violence, their fight to face it, survived it and overcome it. It is a slide of life of what violence has done to them, how it has broken their lives, in the place that was supposed to be the most safe and lovable: their own homes.
An allegory of the forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico, in September 2014: “They buried us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.”
Intimate battles is the story of 5 women from different countries who have survived domestic violence. Their fight to face it not only against their partners but also the society and their government.
It is a slide of life of what violence has done to them, how it has broken their lives, in the place that's supposed to be the most safe and lovable: their own homes.
Rosa is a Mexican woman who migrated illegally to Austin, Texas, in 1999 at the age of 17. In January 2003, she was imprisoned on suspicion of murder and then tried in August of 2005. The legal process, the verdict, the separation from her family, her impotence and imprisonment in a foreign country make My Life Inside an example of what life for Mexican migrants can be like
At FICM we are constantly creating content for the festival, talks, expositions and, workshops. We want to invite you to be part of our community.