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Mariana Rondón


Pelo Malo

The innocence if childhood is often used in cinema to tackle serious social issues. The presence of a child can often add another level of potency and emotion to a film. Whether it’s a tale of poverty such as The Rocket, exploitation and power in The White Ribbon, or fascism in the fantastical Pan’s Labyrinth, …

Junior is a nine-year-old boy growing up on a housing project in Venezuela with his recently widowed mother, Marta, and his baby brother. Searching for an identity without a father figure, Junior starts to feel marginalised by his mother’s pre-occupation with his younger brother. When school term approaches and his yearbook photo is due to …