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  • Title: Pluma y la tempestad (excerpts)
  • Alternate Title: Feather and the Storm (excerpts)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:15:48
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Randi Krarup, Joselino Suntaxi, Santiago Villacís, María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés, Arístides Vargas, Gerson Guerra, José 'Pepe' Rosales, Daysi Sánchez.
  • Credits: Grupo de Teatro Malayerba, producer ; Arístides Vargas, director, writer.

Pluma y la tempestad (1995)

Pluma y la tempestad tells the story of a youngster (who could be a boy or a girl), born in a hostile world, growing up on the streets like a boat adrift, like a feather in the storm ("como pluma en la tempestad"), tossed and turned by the ever-changing gusts of life. It is the story of a marginalized person, exposed to all kinds of dangers, coerced to sell out, to compromise, to resign himself, but still, against all odds, chooses self-affirmation and the development of her own individuality, struggling to survive and go on, recycling the debris left by the storm. "Pluma" poses a critique on society's political, religious and pedagogical institutions. A strange parable on what it entails being different, misunderstood, marginalized by society, Pluma is also a spiritual hermaphrodite of sorts, a metaphor for the idealist, a subject full of hope but unable to succeed, to express himself, to belong, to be a welcomed member of society. This video documents key excerpts form Malayerba's renowned production.