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Published on Mar 13, 2007
From 74 min. DVD. More info: www.maureengosling.com
BLOSSOMS OF FIRE, an award-winning feature documentary, is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic and fierce independent streak rooted in their culture, have resulted not only in powerful women but also in the region's progressive politics and their unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles. These strong women have inspired artists and writers, from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, to Miguel Covarrubias.
Broadcast on HBO Latino, Spanish TV, Swedish TV Top Prizes from film festivals in Cuba, China, San Francisco, Montreal, San Antonio and many more
*Critic's Pick: "Instead of the usual endless array of talking heads, we get a truly immersive peek into the lives of these unique people." - New York Magazine
"Gosling and Osborne...bring great enthusiasm to their subject...It's easy to be seduced by this film's warm-hearted...vision." - New York Times
"¡Magnífico documental! Un fascinante viaje...Un estudio honesto y minucioso." La Reforma
"Riveting!" - San Francisco Chronicle "Gorgeous!" - Women's Channel, Canada "Very cool movie" - John Sayles, Director
Produced, Directed, Edited - Maureen Gosling Directed, Co-Produced - Ellen Osborne Co-Produced - Toni Hanna, María Teresa Garcia de la Noceda Cinematographer - Xavier Pérez Grobet