I’m about to fly off to the Maritimes to visit family for the weekend, so here’s a quick plug for a short film by our friend and media activist extraordinare, Liz Miller.
Novela, Novela looks at the making of Sexto Sentido, a groundbreaking Nicaraguan soap opera that regularly deals with controversial issues such as sexual orientation, rape, abortion and domestic violence in the context of a predominantly Catholic country that is the second poorest in the hemisphere. The doc explores the impact the incredibly popular program has had on audiences, as well as the young actors and screenwriters involved in the production.
The video embedded above is the 7 minute version of the film. If it tickles your fancy, you can get a copy of the full 30 minute doc, which includes an episode of Sexto Sentido, over at the film’s website.