Morir de pie
Die Standing Up

Jacaranda Correa

Mexico, Biographical Documentary, 2011
74 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

The son of Mexican communist militants, living with increasing disability, continues to promote socialism and the Cuban Revolution; identifying with the ideologies of Che Guevara and even resembling Che physically, he embraces the cause. Surprisingly, his disability is not the greatest challenge he will face in his life. Handicapped and discriminated against, Irina Layevska defies adversity and faces life with her true self supported on this journey by her lifelong partner, Nelida. A story of courage to live and love that has no gender, and leaves no audience unmoved. Morir de pie won Best Mexican Documentary, Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Texas Premiere


Jacaranda Correa studied Journalism at UNAM. She also has a degree in Political Sociology from the Université de Sorbonne in Paris. Ms. Correa has been a journalist, hostess and editor-in-chief of the Journalistic Investigation program on Canal 22 since 2001.

Producer: Martha Orozco
Production Companies: Mediam9, Martfilms, FOPROCINE, with the collaboration of Canal 22
Screenwriter: Jacaranda Correa
Cinematographer: Dariela Ludlow
Editor: Rodolfo Santa M. Troncoso
Sound Design: Bernart Fortiana
Music: Taniel Morales
Cast: Irina Layevska, Nélida Reyes

Print Source: Iván Gutierrez - IMCINE, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Morir de pie

Friday, April 27 - 6:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)