After the Earthquake

This dramatic short follows Irene, a young Nicaraguan immigrant living in California, as she faces new challenges—particularly in adjusting to the cultural, political, and economic differences between life in the U.S. and life in Nicaragua.

1979. Written and directed by Lourdes Portillo with Nina Serrano. Starring Vilma Coronado, Agnelo Guzman, Leticia Cortez. In Spanish; English subtitles. 27 min.

"The artistic style of these films provides the backdrop for the political content, enabling them to transcend the dichotomy between politics and art, content and form... Both films recognize the independent voice with which women can represent themselves."

-- Artweek, April 1985