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firepussy

USA / Mexico, 2001 (MIFF 2003, Fiction)

Director: Laurel Almerinda

With poetry, montage, visceral imagery and fractured narrative, this remarkable mixed-media piece is an electrically charged journey into the mind of a volatile Latina pyromaniac poet. Fleeing urban America, Maria seeks catharsis in the lush, erotically dangerous jungles of Yucatan, Mexico. Screened at Sundance.

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