Carmen is one of the four documentaries which compose the series In this series Anonymous Heroes. It was completed in July 2015 and was projected at the MauMau in Barcelona on July 31, 2015.
Carmen has been selected and projected to the following festivals:
Arts and Humanities Festival (King's College- London), 2015
Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival di Londra, 2015
Bibliocurts festival a Barcellona, 2015
International Sarajevo Winter Festival 2016
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016
Written, filmed, directed and edited by:
Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti
Adam Reid Palmer
Original title: Carmen
Produced by OTOXO Productions
Distribuited by OTOXO Productions
Release dates: July 31, 2015
Running tome: 5'30''
Country: Catalunya (España)
In life, as in tango, it's possible to break the barriers of the roles imposed by society. Carmen, a Mexican tango teacher who emigrated to Barcelona, explains her experience of life and dance and how she began teaching tango using "the changing role" approach, which allows her students to express their identity in full freedom and fluidity, rather than being refined to their traditional gender role within the dance.
"I come from a society where the men are sexist but the women are sexist too."
"In tango, women are passive, they only follow, men lead because it's more difficult.
One day I thought Why can't I lead?"
"Queer Tango is a place where people put aside the traditional roles and try other roles.
I would like people to try both, leading and following, then decide what they prefer."