Heiress of the Wind
Heredera Del Viento
Directed by Gloria Carrión Fonseca
Director Gloria Carrión deftly weaves candid, searing discussions of torture, tragic deaths, doubt, disillusionment, and parenting with archival footage and voice-overs of her own memories, to create a highly personal documentary that tells the story of both her parents and her country.
In 1979 Nicaragua, a dictatorship that lasted decades is overthrown and the revolutionary Sandinistas have taken over. As far as young Gloria is concerned, they are superheroes—particularly as her parents are on the front line of the coup and subsequent civil war. But the revolution takes its toll—her parents’ dedication to the cause means they have little time for their children. Years later, their adult daughter turns to the camera as she touches on painful subjects relating to her parents.
Festivals & Awards: Panama International Film Festival 2018; Guadalajara International Film Festival 2018; International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of Havana 2017 (Honorable Mention from the Cultural Center of Pablo de la Torriente Brau); Costa Rica International Film Festival 2017; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2017
Produced by: Gloria Carrión Fonseca, Natalia Hernández, T. Woody Richman, Julio López