The Exile of Maria Teresa

  • DOCUMENTARY FILM In production

Written and directed by Melissa Silva Franco

Feature film with versions of: 90’ and 52’

Co-produced with: Pemón Films (Venezuela)

This story examines how hundreds of women in El Salvador and four other countries end up getting imprisoned following an abortion. Maria Teresa managed to escape this nightmare; after nearly a decade of social and legal persecution, she fled to Sweden to become the first woman ever to get international protection for this reason.