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      God is a Woman

      2023 1h 25m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews In 1975, French Oscar-winning director Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau travels to Panama to film the Kuna community, where women are sacred. Gaisseau, his wife and their little girl Akiko live with the Kunas for a year. The project eventually runs out of funds and a bank confiscates the reels. Fifty years later, the Kunas are still waiting to discover “their” film, now a legend passed down from the elders to the new generation. One day, a hidden copy is found in Paris... Read More Read Less

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      Kate Erbland indieWire Turns into a staggering act of cultural communion and personal reclamation. Still, there’s a discomfort to watching the Kuna people savor this hoped-for experience, refracted back through so many lenses. Rated: B- Aug 31, 2023 Full Review Guy Lodge Variety With some humility, “God is a Woman” merges its outside point of view with that of a younger generation of Kuna filmmakers determined to tell their own stories. Aug 31, 2023 Full Review Susan G. Cole POV Magazine Peyrot overlays shots of the viewers onto the film images on the screen, an intriguing strategy highlighting the fact that the community has changed. Sep 25, 2023 Full Review Louisa Moore Screen Zealots Suffers a bit from its slow pacing, but the documentary succeeds in capturing a true sense of culture and place while sparking an ethical debate about the creative process. Sep 12, 2023 Full Review Carlos Esquives Cinencuentro The stimulating part about this movie isn't the demand and reencounter with filmed memory, but rather that state of reflection that Kuna members promote and that transpires while examining their culture. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 11, 2023 Full Review Ricardo Gallegos La Estatuilla A magnificent reflection... [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1975, French Oscar-winning director Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau travels to Panama to film the Kuna community, where women are sacred. Gaisseau, his wife and their little girl Akiko live with the Kunas for a year. The project eventually runs out of funds and a bank confiscates the reels. Fifty years later, the Kunas are still waiting to discover “their” film, now a legend passed down from the elders to the new generation. One day, a hidden copy is found in Paris...
      Director
      Andres Peyrot
      Screenwriter
      Andres Peyrot, Elizabeth Wautlet
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Runtime
      1h 25m