A Cow and 8,000 Pesos, That’s the Cost of a 14-Year-Old Girl, a Reality Coming to Netflix

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Does it sound familiar? In the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, cases of child marriage still occur, particularly within the Triqui ethnic group, which spans the districts of Juxtlahuaca, Tlaxiaco, and Putla.

This situation also occurs in other parts of the Republic, such as the neighboring state of Guerrero, which is the focus of this film.

Na Savi is the story of an indigenous girl from the mountains of Guerrero, who at 14 years old is sold by her parents in exchange for a cow and 8,000 pesos.

This reality will be brought to the Netflix screens by 23-year-old filmmaker Sofia Ayerdi, a native of Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero.

Ayerdi, also a producer and writer, is an studnt of the Gold Rising Program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Due to her outstanding performance and achievements during the Gold Rising program, she received the Greenlightjobs scholarship and was chosen as a trophy presenter at the 2022 Oscar Awards.

She is a member of the Blackmagic Collective of Blackmagic Design and was part of the First Frame Initiative for emerging directors.

Recently, she was one of the ten selected for the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship sponsored by Netflix, through which she directed her most recent project, the short film Na Savi.

She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, Spectrum News 1, El Universal, among others, for her work as a filmmaker.

Source: Periodico Mementaneo Oaxaca