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Wind in Our Hair
Directed by Lynne Sachs • 2010 • United States
Inspired by the stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar yet blended with the realities of contemporary Argentina, Lynne Sachs’s experimental narrative follows four girls discovering themselves through a fascination with the trains that pass by their house. A story of early-teen anticipation and disappointment, WIND IN OUR HAIR follows the girls—including Sachs’s daughters Maya and Noa Street-Sachs—to the train tracks, across sidewalks, and into kitchens, costume stores, and backyards in the heart of Buenos Aires as they wander a city embroiled in debate about the roles of agribusiness, food resources, and taxes. Using an intricately constructed Spanish-English “bilingual” soundtrack, Sachs explores the atmosphere of urban turmoil spinning about the young girls’ lives.