La teta asustada / The Milk of Sorrow

TitleLa teta asustada / The Milk of Sorrow
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLlosa, Claudia
Running Time94 min
Date Released2009
DistributorOlive Films
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageSpanish, Quechua

This Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film explores the psychological trauma of war in Andean women, particularly one young girl, in modern-day Peru. Fausta has a mythical disease called the milk of sorrow, passed down through her mother's breast milk, that afflicts the daughters of Peruvian women who were raped by military and paramilitary forces. Rape was a weapon of war against the Sendero Luminoso and their Andean supporters from 1980 and 1992.

Original PublicationLa teta asustada
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