Juan Alejandro Ramírez | Peru 2013 | 23 Min. | OmeU
“I hope they never take me out of here.”A woman fights a losing battle: one can’t be poor and still want to stay among the familiar, the everyday . . . where she was born and raised, only to watch with a mixture of confusion and rage her surroundings become deserted, bleak places, that just rear children that disperse to faraway, ugly cities.
Told with great lyricism, Nadie Especial (Nobody Special) is about any place where the cards will always seem to be stacked against the powerless. But mostly, it is about the resolve shown by some to challenge a perhaps inevitable fate in hope of restoring the pieces of a long-eroded dignity. Even if that decision furthers their isolation as they are relentlessly pushed toward a last frontier.