Heiress of the Wind
dir. gloria carrión fonseca
Heredera del Viento, 2018, Nicaragua, 88 min
In 1979, Nicaragua, a decades-long dictatorship, was overthrown and the revolutionary Sandinistas seized power. As for young Gloria, they are superheroes, particularly since her parents are on the front lines of the coup and the subsequent civil war. But the revolution takes its toll: their parents’ dedication to the cause means they have little time for their children. Years later, her adult daughter addresses the camera while touching on painful topics related to her parents.