Blossoms Of Fire

Blossoms Of Fire



The town of Juchitan in Oaxaca, Mexico, was part of a matriarchal society centuries ago, but unlike most of the cities that surround it, Juchitan hasn't lost touch with this side of its past -- it's a city where women enjoy a degree of political, economic, and social equality unknown in most of the world. The city's dominant businesses are run by women, women take a leading role in city government and activist actions, and in most of the city's households, it's the women who handle the family's financial affairs. The documentary Blossoms of Fire takes a look at Juchitan's history and present-day notoriety, as well as the problems that have come with the city's increasingly high media profile. Blossoms of Fire was shown at the 2000 San Francisco Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2006
UPC: 0717119861643
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: New Yorker Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Featurette: Sketches of Juchitán (22 minutes); Martha Toledo's photo gallery: Pleasures of my land; Director's photo gallery: The filming of Blossoms of Fire; Scene selections

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blossoms of Fire
1. Introduction - A Unique Flair [:00]
2. The Matriarchy Myth [:00]
3. Maria's Marinated Plums [:00]
4. The Pulsing Heart [:00]
5. Pulling Together [4:02]
6. A Sense of Entitlement [7:44]
7. A Fluid Concept of Gender [4:29]
8. Mother, Cultural Teacher [5:40]
9. The Isthmus in Full Blood [12:12]
10. The Times Call for It [8:10]
11. The Day the Sun Dies [8:48]
12. Tail Credits [3:53]
13. Chapter 13 [5:15]
14. Chapter 14 [3:35]
15. Chapter 15 [6:43]
16. Chapter 16 [4:12]
1. The Juchitecan Women (Intro) [2:30]
2. Isthmus Tortillas [1:14]
3. Politics [1:53]
4. Sexual Freedom [1:02]
5. Machismo [2:57]
6. The Dress [5:18]
7. The Celebration of Virginity [6:45]

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