Original Title • La Hija de Todas las Rabias
Set against the backdrop of protests criticizing the government’s decision to privatize the waste services, Baumeister’s powerful feature debut tells the story of a mother and a daughter who live near Nicaragua’s largest landfill. Lilibeth and her 11-year-old daughter María make a living by recycling scrap metal and breeding their dog to sell the puppies. After running afoul of a local thug, Lilibeth leaves María with the owners of a recycling center where she must stay and work. There she meets Tadeo, who will help her reunite with Lilibeth.