Ofelia


Ofelia is an old woman who has lived for more than 50 years in Iztapalapa, one of the most dangerous areas of Mexico City. Mother of 8 children. After being widowed in the early seventies, she took over the butchery that her husband inherited to some of his sons.


Benjamin and Salvador, are two of his sons, still attending the butchery and still living with her in her house, that once was inhabited by the whole family. During one of the assaults to her butchery, one of his sons was shot which fortunately survived, "thank God," she says, while the mark of the bullet still in the door that separates the butchery of her home. Ofelia is a deeply Catholic woman who rest until the job from home allows her sleep.
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