La Ausencia (The Absence)
Still image from "La Ausencia".


domestic work
photo album
domestic space

How to Cite

Greene, R. (2018). La Ausencia (The Absence). Journal of Anthropological Films, 2(2), e1563.


Set to unravel the central yet invisible place of female domestic workers in Chilean culture, this film departs on a journey through time and space, exploring the production and reproduction of family memories through photo albums and the uses of space. Walking across the different rooms of a particular home, La Ausencia aims to unlock the stories fixed in its walls.

This micro-expedition raises questions regarding the limits of memory, the sense of place, the uses of photography and the fussiness of kinship, through which it finally conveys the concealed and blurred situation in which domestic workers are usually immersed in Latin America.

Copyright (c) 2018 Ricardo Greene

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