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Rosa: A Story of Survival

Oct 22, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Living on One

27-year-old Rosa grew up in Peña Blanca, Guatemala—and, like most women in her rural village, was discouraged from attending school. "You have to help me take care of your brothers," she remembers her mother saying. In this short documentary by Living on One Productions, Rosa - These Storms, Rosa gazes straight into the camera and tells her story. It's one of redemption, ultimately; she talks about being pregnant, rejected by her family, and left alone to seek care and support. And yet, in the end, Rosa finally ascends.

The film was produced by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, and directed by Hannah Gregg and Sean Kusanagi. For more information about Living on One, visit their website.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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