After 33 years as a Colombian émigré in the United States, 93-year-old Mama Icha wants to go home. In the land of her birth, in a small town burrowed into the Magdalena River Valley, a house awaits her, a house she funded piece by piece with money she earned in the States. But her long-imagined homecoming is no easy return. The house that she patiently built through years of savings and transnational contracting is crumbling due to the tensions of the pending bills and the increasingly deteriorated family relationships. This is a story of reverse migration. It is a story about the dream to return home. A story of a mother, a dispersed family, a longing, a striving for agency, for rootedness.
Running time: 85 mins.
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Production countries: Colombia & USA
TEASER THE HOUSE OF MAMA ICHA
Production Company: Actor Inmaterial
In Coproduction with: Brenda I. Steinecke Soto, Jorge Martín Molina Escobar, La Tina Sonido & Three Spokes Productions - Aggie Ebrahimi.
With the kind support of: