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Title Pelo malo = Bad hair / Sudaca Films ; escrita, dirigida y montaje por Mariana Rondon ; producida por Marite Ugas.
Imprint [New York] : Pragda, 2013.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

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Subject Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Beauty, Personal -- Drama.
Parental acceptance -- Drama.
Boys -- Venezuela -- Drama.
Working mothers -- Venezuela -- Drama.
Homophobia -- Drama.
Alt Name Rondon, Mariana,
Ugas, Marite, 1963-
Froideval, Camilo,
Cajahuaringa, Micaela,
Lange, Samuel, 2003-
Castillo, Samantha,
Ramos, Nelly (Actress),
Benites, Beto,
Sudaca Films,
Pragda (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)
Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 94 min.) : flv file, sound, color.
Note Playing time: 91 min.
Title from title frames.
Cast Beto Benites, Samuel Lange, Samantha Castillo, Nelly Ramos.
Credits Cinematography, Micaela Cajahuaringa ; music, Camilo Froideval.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
This version produced by Pragda.
Summary A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and a head of luxurious dark curls. But Junior aches to straighten those curls, to acquire a whole new look befitting his emerging fantasy image of himself as a long-haired singer. As the opportunity approaches to have his photo taken for the new school year, that ache turns into a fiery longing. Junior's mother, Marta (Samantha Castillo), is barely hanging on. The father of her children has died, she recently lost her job as a security guard, and she now struggles to put a few arepas on the table for Junior and his baby brother. Junior doesn't even know yet what it means to be gay, but the very notion prompts Marta to set out to "correct" Junior's condition before it fully takes hold. This is a story of people doing what they feel they have to, partly out of fear, but also out of love.
Note In Spanish with English subtitles and optional closed captioning.
Awards Concha d'or, Festival de San Sebastian, 2013.
Publisher # 1144595 Kanopy
OCLC # 1021271585


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