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My Name Is Gennet

Original title: Me llamo Gennet
German title: My Name Is Gennet *
Spain, 2018

Director: Tobías, Miguel Ángel
Production company: Acca Media Productions
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Hybrid Docufiction

The young Gennet Corcuera begins a new stage of her life in which for the first time she lives alone and independent, working as a teacher. Preparing an upcoming conference, she tries to gather and give written form to her special memories: the fleeting visions of her native Ethiopia during the terrible famine of 1984 (where she caught the attention and care of Carmen Corcuera, mother-in-law of the Spanish ambassador in Addis Ababa , who, to get her adoption, spent two years working in the reception center where Gennet was abandoned); her difficult process of integration and learning in a world where there was no place for people like her; memories fading away in Carmen's memory; and the great achievement of becoming the first European Deafblind person to get a university degree.

Valladolid IFF 2018, Valencia CFF 2019

Website: en.fundaciontelefonica.com/education/me-llamo-gennet/

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Acca Media (ES)