The Milk of Sorrow
The Milk of Sorrow (originally in Spanish “La Teta Asustada” is a Peruvian movie showing lights towards period of very hard violence, particularly in the Andean region in the city of Peru between 1980 and 1992. The film is based on a folk belief that the trauma experienced by women who were raped by members of security force was passed on to their children through the milk from their breasts. Thus, this period of violence continues to affect not only those who experienced it, but also the next generation. Throughout the entire movie, the director Claudia Llosa takes the viewers through the lives of Peruvians who were suffered by long years of battle. The film is based on the book Entre Prójimos by Kimberly Theidon, Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University and Director of Praxis, Institute for Social Justice.
Fausta, the center character of the film has been done by Magaly Solier Romero, whose talent is reflecting in the entire plot of the movie.
The movie won several international awards including Berlin film festival award.