Volver (2006) means "to return," and this movie is about returning to a rural Spain, where time seems to have stood still and strong women are the backbone of life and community. They are mothers, sisters, daughters, and all-around caregivers. They are women who stand together to solve and survive the crimes of the patriarchy.
The protagonist, Raimunda, is played by Penelope Cruz combines a working-class grit and resolve with a powerful voluptuous womanhood to solve the problems she faces.Volver is relevant to public conversations about gaslighting and the power and solidarity of the #metoo movement.
*This event is part of the Butler Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies program/KanKan partnership, funded by a Butler University Diversity Equity and Inclusion Innovation Grant. Visual narratives can play a vital role in dismantling hierarchies of privilege and oppression, and in cultivating anti-racist and feminist ways of being in the world. Through this collaboration Butler students will attend screenings of films and other events alongside community members in celebration of the social justice theme of the series.