The Tiger's Milk-Women of Nicaragua
TitleThe Tiger's Milk-Women of Nicaragua
DirectorFiona Macintosh
CountryUK
Year1987
Duration30mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionNicaraguan women describe details of their daily lives under the Somoza regime in this instructive documentary. The film consists of sepia still photographs with a single voice-over reading extracts of interviews made with women from different backgrounds and varying degrees of involvement with political changes. THE TIGER'S MILK gives a strong sense of the solidarity among the women and their relationship to the revolution, to men and to each other. Their emancipation is seen as integral to Nicaragua's revolutionary process.