Screen/Society--Duke Global Health Film Festival--"Gestación"
(Esteban Ramírez, 2009, 92 min, Costa Rica, in Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)
-- Introduced by Bethazaida Férnandez, Duke Romance Language, and Filmmaker Esteban Ramírez!
High School students Jessie and Teo were both raised by single mothers in Costa Rica. Jessie comes from a humble background and enjoys a scholarship in a conservative Catholic high school. Teo is the only child of a strict professional mother who enjoys middle class living. They never expected to enter parenthood at such a tender age, and when the couple learns about their pregnancy, strong opinions on both, a wide-range of social issues and their class differences, slowly begin to surface. Jessie and Teo will face the consequences of their actions and of the "doble moral" that is present in many Latin American societies. (Inspired by real events).
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Duke Global Health Institute (GHI), the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Health Humanities Lab at FHI, and the Program in the Arts of Moving Image (AMI).