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Feminist documentary cinema as a diffraction apparatus for the visualisation of care labour: the Spanish collective film Cuidado, resbala (2013)

Calderón, Orianna

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Orianna Calderón



Abstract

This essay analyses the Spanish documentary film Cuidado, resbala (María Camacho Gómez, Montserrat Clos Fabuel, Mercedes Cordero Suárez, Vanessa Gómez Martínez, Carolina Suarez Rasmussen and Leonor Jiménez Moreno, 2013) as a diffraction apparatus that renders visible gendered inequalities surrounding care labour in the current socio-economic system. The title of Cuidado, resbala plays with the two meanings of the word “cuidado” in Spanish and can be translated as Caution/Care Slippery. It is directed by two psychologists, a pedagogue, a lawyer, a teacher and a filmmaker from two different associations based in Malaga, Spain: Circle of Women and The Inverted Gaze. Circle of Women was created in 1994 with the aim of promoting fair working conditions for women by means of participatory action research. The Inverted Gaze is a network of communication professionals whose work focuses on social issues; after Cuidado, resbala, they directed Boconas (Big Mouth Women, 2016) about Bolivian domestic workers, and they have carried out collaborative video workshops in Spanish high schools so as to raise awareness about global care chains.

Journal Article Type Note
Publication Date Mar 4, 2017
Journal Feminist Media Studies
Print ISSN 1468-0777
Electronic ISSN 1471-5902
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 308-312
APA6 Citation Calderón, O. (2017). Feminist documentary cinema as a diffraction apparatus for the visualisation of care labour: the Spanish collective film Cuidado, resbala (2013). Feminist Media Studies, 17(2), 308-312. doi:10.1080/14680777.2017.1283750
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2017.1283750
Keywords Cuidado, resbala
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2017.1283750
Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....cope&journalCode=rfms20

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