LOGLINE / LOGLINE

Blanca is a housekeeper with no incomes. One day finds the opportunity to become a dressmaker thanks to a micro credit loan programme in her village. Since then, through renting dresses, she helps the girls of the village to celebrate their 15th birthday parties, very important date in Latin American culture. This is a film about dignity and solidarity among different generations of women in a rural area of Uruguay. 

Blanca is a housekeeper with no incomes. One day finds the opportunity to become a dressmaker thanks to a micro credit loan programme in her village. Since then, through renting dresses, she helps the girls of the village to celebrate their 15th birthday parties, very important date in Latin American culture. This is a film about dignity and solidarity among different generations of women in a rural area of Uruguay. 

SINOPSIS / SYNOPSIS

Blanca lives in Cerro Pelado, a village of 800 people. One day, her daughter (13) comes to ask her for coins to buy sweets for school and she has nothing to give to her. The same day, Blanca goes to the local Commission and ask for a micro credit loan. With this money she buys a sawing machine, a meter, some bottoms, a mirror and some cloth. In a small rotten room of the house she creates an atelier. Since then, she has become the dressmaker of her area. People from other villages come to give her clothes to be repaired of to be made.

However this is not enough for her. She comes from a very poor family, when she was young she couldn’t have her own 15th birthday party. In Latin America this is a very important party, and in this particular age, is a matter of inclusion-exclusion in you own system of relations. Blanca sees how some girls of her village can’t have their own party because just the dress is extremely expensive. So, she decides to create some dresses and rent them in a very low prize. Mothers of the village have now the opportunity to rent those dresses and prepare at least a small party for their daughter’s memories.

From now on, the girls of the village have the opportunity to jump this concrete frontier between exclusion and inclusion. Between having the opportunity to dialogue with different realities or not. From now on, Blanca has her own income. “Now, I don’t need to ask to my husband to give me money to repair my teeth”, she says. 

Blanca lives in Cerro Pelado, a village of 800 people. One day, her daughter (13) comes to ask her for coins to buy sweets for school and she has nothing to give to her. The same day, Blanca goes to the local Commission and ask for a micro credit loan. With this money she buys a sawing machine, a meter, some bottoms, a mirror and some cloth. In a small rotten room of the house she creates an atelier. Since then, she has become the dressmaker of her area. People from other villages come to give her clothes to be repaired of to be made.

However this is not enough for her. She comes from a very poor family, when she was young she couldn’t have her own 15th birthday party. In Latin America this is a very important party, and in this particular age, is a matter of inclusion-exclusion in you own system of relations. Blanca sees how some girls of her village can’t have their own party because just the dress is extremely expensive. So, she decides to create some dresses and rent them in a very low prize. Mothers of the village have now the opportunity to rent those dresses and prepare at least a small party for their daughter’s memories.

From now on, the girls of the village have the opportunity to jump this concrete frontier between exclusion and inclusion. Between having the opportunity to dialogue with different realities or not. From now on, Blanca has her own income. “Now, I don’t need to ask to my husband to give me money to repair my teeth”, she says.