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Movie Series-Blossoms of Fire

Monday, 16 September, 2013

BLOSSOMS OF FIRE The beauty and strength of the women of Juchitan, "Mexico's matriarchy", have inspired legends and songs for centuries, as well as recent tabloid stories.  This delightful documentary sets out to separate fact from folklore and sociology from sensationalism.  Blosssoms of Fire shows these women in all their brightly colored, opinionated glory as they run their own businesses, embroider their signature of fiery flowers and comment with angy humor on articles in the foreign press depicting them as a promiscuous matriarchy.  Blossoms of Fire is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates a culture rooted in a strong work ethic and fierce independent streak, resulting not only in powerful women, but also in the region's progressive politics and an unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles.  Rated PG




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