By The Name Of Tania


The Amazon flows lazily through the goldmine-gashed landscape of northern Peru. Using real eyewitness accounts, directors Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez tell the story of a young woman who winds up forced into prostitution when her initially hopeful attempt to escape the stifling limitations of village life goes wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The film reconstitutes a space of dignity and returns voice and identity to that which has been formally rendered name¬less. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the horrific devastation visited upon the natural world by contemporaryindustrialsociety.


Principal Cast
Tania - Tanit Lidia Coquinche Cenepo
Policeman - SB PNP Ismael Vasquez Colchado
Chuya Chaki - Fiorella J. Aguila
Rubén - Yossimar Vietto Omnia

Director’s Biography

Bénédicte Liénard
Having studied film directing at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, her debut feature film, Une part du ciel, was selected for Un Certain Regard in Cannes and also screened at festivals in Toronto, San Sebastián and New York. She followed it with several documentaries which were shown at festivals and on television. She teaches at IAD and is Artist in Residence at the Université catholique de Louvain. By the Name of Tania is her third collaboration with Mary Jiménez.

Mary Jiménez
Born in Peru, she is a director who first studied architecture in Lima before attending the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS) film school in Belgium. She has taught film directing in Brussels, Cuba and Switzerland and is currently in charge of the Sound Image Culture (SIC) filmmakers’ lab in Brussels where she gives advice and support to filmmakers realising their projects. Her films have been invited to numerous international festivals, including the Berlinale Forum which screened her film Du verbe aimer in 1985.