Irma

Charles Fairbanks

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12’ • 2010 • ov spanish • st english, french • USA, Mexico • documentary

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling.
Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl – a notorious district of Mexico City – Irma contradicts everything we have come to expect from stories reported from Mexico.
Featuring music written and performed by Ms. Gonzalez, Irma’s story surges with love and deceit, masculine strength, feminine charms, and an extraordinary sense of humor.

camera, sound and editing: Charles Fairbanks
music by: Irma Gonzalez

- awards
Eileen Maitland Award - Ann Arbor Film Festival - 2012
SHORT:DOX Prize - CPH:DOX -
Best documentary – Honorable Mention - Carolina Video Festival -
Special mention of the jury - Videomedeja - Novi Sad, Serbia

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- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Parcours d’artistes #2
RadioVariations //// Screening
Workshop: le dessert du désert
La Vidéothèque Nomade : Focus Charles Fairbanks
La Vidéothèque Nomade at 100 Papiers