'Milk of Sorrow' aims for Oscars

Acclaimed Peruvian film is about women's abuses during a dark period in the 1980's.

    "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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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