Filmmaker Maider Oleaga has a diploma in filmmaking from the ECAM in Madrid. She has written and directed the fiction short films Sarah (2001) Coincidentally (2003) and Places Rendered to the Air (2011). In 2010 she presented her first documentary feature Amaren Ideia (The Idea of My Mother) and in 2012 this short documentary, new on Feelshorts: Esperanza (Hope).
Esperanza is a small Quechua girl who lives in Surumi, an isolated town in southern Bolivia. Her life is simple and consists of activities such as grinding grain with her mother while weaving, learn the trade, rearing animals and going to school.
In just over seven minutes, with great cinematographic sensitivity and superb sound work, Maider Oleaga manages to construct a vivid portrait of this particular everyday life.
The filmmaker has worked in Latin America analyzing scripts, and has participated in various international festivals analyzing coproduction projects: International Film Festival of Guadalajara, International Independent Film Festival of Buenos Aires (Bafici) and the Bogotá Film Festival.