In Daughter of Rage we follow Maria and her mother Lilith who live together near Nicaragua’s biggest landfill. Here they survive by collecting metal scraps and breeding their dogs to sell their puppies. Although you see they are clearly struggling in this living situation, their relationship is still strong and loving.

At the start of the movie we see Maria and a lot of other children at the landfill with a lot of other children, collecting trash. She also finds some food for her dogs, but as the food is rotten the puppies die before they can be sold.

This causes her mother more financial trouble and she is forced to leave Maria with some men that run a sweatshop. Here she meets the boy Tadeo and they form a bond, before she runs away in search of her mother.

This text is from the Films from the South Festival, where the film had its Scandinavian Premiere.

"Assured, compassionate and admirably clear-eyed feature debut"

Country Nicaragua

Year 2022

Director Laura Baumeister

Cinematography Teresa Kuhn

Producer Rossana Baumeister

Production Company Felipa Films

Norwegian co-producer Dag Hoel

Norwegian co-production company DHF

Runtime 1h 30m

Language Spansk

Links IMDb