Conchita desconchada (1997)

Conchita desconchada (1997) HIDVL

Conchita desconchada tells the story of Conchita, an elderly woman in search of a home. The word- play in the title references the lack of shelter that the protagonist, Conchita, suffers after she is thrown out of the house that she shares with her daughter and her husband (in Spanish the word "concha" means "shell" and the prefix "des" means "deprived.") The piece narrates Conchita's pilgrimage from a small town to the city, to which she arrives in search of her son, who rejects her. She then meets a woman who offers her a job as a caretaker of her father. Finally, it is Conchita's granddaughter who takes care of her and brings her back to Conchita's son's house, as she is thrilled to learn about her roots and to re-connect with her community.


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  • Title: Conchita desconchada
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:55:18
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1997
  • Location: Casa Na Balom, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, Isabel Juárez Espinosa, María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, Juana López Mendes, María Pérez Sántiz, Faustina López Díaz.
  • Credits: Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), producer, writer.