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by Laura Herrero Garvin


In the Barba Azul Cabaret in Mexico City, the women dance and drink with the men who can afford it. In the little restroom upstairs, Mami looks after them at the start and end of their shifts. As long as Mami gets her tip, she looks after the bags, makes sure there’s enough toilet paper, and is always ready for a comforting or supportive heart-to-heart. She’s quick to deliver one of her idiosyncratic maxims, such as, “Men are only good for two things: for nothing, and for money.”

original title: La Mami
country: Mexico, Spain
sales agent: Dogwoof
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Laura Herrero Garvin
film run: 80'
cinematography by: Laura Herrero Garvin
film editing: Lorenzo Mora Salazar, Ana Pfaff
music: Josué Vergara
producer: Laura Imperiale, Patricia Franquesa, Laia Zanon
production: Gadea Films, Cacerola Films (MX)
backing: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (MX), Fundación Ford (MX), Ibermedia
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