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. 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 immerse.

Director: Ricardo Greene
Duration: 12 min
Country: Argentina, 2008


Biography - Ricardo Greene

Ricardo Greene (Chile, 1977) is a Sociologist, MSc in Urban Development and PhD. Candidate in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Director of bifurcaciones, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, from 2008 onwards he has been producing short anthropo-art visual essays. “La Ausencia” is his first documentary.