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Tana Gilbert

Tana Gilbert is a Chilean filmmaker and educator with a master’s degree in documentary film from the University of Chile and teaching posts at several universities. Her short documentaries have been screened internationally at festivals such as Hot Docs, RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Seminci, and Valdivia International Film Festival, among others. Tana was selected for the IDFA Academy in 2019. Malqueridas is her first feature film.


Malqueridas (2023), No star (2022), I’m still here (2017), Rest, Zulema (2013)

Friday 8 March, 19:30

A raw, moving portrait of motherhood and mutual aid in a Chilean prison, captured by inmates on banned mobile phones. Testimonies from mothers serving long sentences shape a collaborative narrative touching on ways in which friendship, intimacy, resilience and community bloom in conditions of impossibility. Malqueridas is a generative example of the documentary form and a powerful contribution towards the case for abolition.



Run Time

73 mins


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