Authors: Araceli Masterson-Algar*,
Topics: Cultural Geography, Urban Geography, Migration
Keywords: urban cultural studies, film
Session Type: Lightning Paper
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Forum Room, Omni, West
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Mirta, Cuban and a domestic worker employed in a telecommunications building, must attend her daughter’s wedding at 6pm. Widely celebrated and pre-selected for the Goya Awards in 2012, the Spanish short film La Bodaby Argentinean actress and director María Seresesky narrates Mirta’s trajectory from her place of employment in Madrid’s global shop window, AZCA, to the small telephone booth where the wedding will take place. This presentation proposes an analysis of Mirta’s trajectory through the lens of urban cultural studies, and with attention to the dialogue between the language of film and recent urban processes in Spain’s capital that confirm migrant women as central actors in its making.