Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Kyiv 2020 (International Competition of Full-Length Feature Films)

Director Melina Leon’s monochrome drama is set in Peru in the late 1980-ies at the height of the civil war. It is a true-life case of a young pregnant indigenous woman, who is preyed upon by baby traffickers setting up transient fake maternity clinics. Assisted by a journalist form Lima in the search for her baby and justice, the film illustrates by frequent close-ups on Georgina’s face and a lonesome guitar score the worldwide suffering and struggle of mothers in a hostile surrounding.