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'Milk of Sorrow' aims for Oscars
Acclaimed Peruvian film is about women's abuses during a dark period in the 1980's.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2010 16:42 GMT

"Milk of Sorrow" is an award-winning Peruvian film about the abuses suffered by women during a dark period in recent history.

It happened during the 1980's, while the country was embroiled in a long armed conflict between government forces and the Shining Path, a pro-communist rebel group.  

Many hope that the movie will become Peru's first-ever film to win an Academy Award, which it is in the lineup for.

The film's director says she hopes the movie will spread awareness and help "serve as a healing process" for the country. 

Al Jazeera's Barbara Benitez reports from Los Angeles, the home of the Oscars.

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