Interview son-in-law Yalitza Aparicio, the first indigenous Mexican actress to be nominated for 91 Academy Awards, how can it awaken attention to women and diverse communities?
There is a scene in Rome like this.
Cleo, the maid played by Yalitza Aparicio, stands on the beach, looking out over his two children playing with water on the shore. Unable to shout the child, she began to move her body, to the shore, fast and anxious.
The two children had been left without the waves, and Cleo could not swim and walk towards the sea. Waves hit her hard, hard, some pain, no mercy. Her footsteps swayed and the camera moved smoothly with her. Until she picked up her two children ashore, she hugged the surviving child, crying not to her stomach in the child, she did not want the child to be born.
The four-minute-long footage shows the world's malice, coming at a woman's life, but Cleo chooses to be flexible.
Sitting in front of Yalitza Aparicio, it feels so similar to Cleo, but with a little more fortitude. Because of the tension of the film, with the introverted acting, she became the first female native Mexican actress to be nominated for the 91st Academy Award for Best Actress.
We praised Yalitza's achievements, and she smiled and said, "I'm not the first Aboriginal actress in Mexico, and there are a lot of Native American actors like me in Mexico who haven't been seen because they play non-major roles." 」
They only know my name, but they don't know my people.
By Oscar-winning director Alfonso. In the film "Rome", directed by Alfonso Cuar?n, Yalitza, who had no acting experience and worked as a primary school teacher at the original character audition, even said he hoped Yalitza would take over the role before he started the audition, because of her temperament. It's exactly the same as Alfonso Colon's mother-in-law, Libpo. So she took over the film, was shortlisted for the Oscars, and the world began to know the native Mexican girl Yalitza Aparicio, magazines, interviews, and interviews with her.
"Rome" affected me the most, is the film team behind. Yalitza said gratefully, "They know that I have not been professionally trained as an actor and continue to support me, no matter what difficulties Have Encountered." Thank you, too, for the director Alfonso Cuar?n, who has promoted me to the film's presentation of Mexican diversity. 」
But at first she was in contact with the film and television industry, and she didn't really get used to it.
These are not adapted, from the background of non-professional actors, from unwarranted negative comments. From the attack on her appearance to her background, someone laughs: she's just a lucky girl.
With her hands in her hands, she looked a little frustrated: "They directly criticize without any knowledge, but the negative comments really make me sad, really uncomfortable." But she went on to say, "Criticism does affect me, but I value myself more, cherish myself, and cherish what I have done." And I've always had a dream of being a teacher and changing the attitude of the world - a society that needs to change. 」
They only know my name, they don't know my story. So I learned to cherish myself, I am the only one who can evaluate themselves.
They only know my name, not my story, i learn to value myself, i am the only one who can myself - Yalitza Aparicio
Later, Yalitza Aparicio's soft tone was understandable, with criticism and all kinds of words hurting. Different from the past, gradually appeared on the screen: "I have this opportunity to tell you: yes, I can do it." Everyone has a chance to show off their diverse looks. 」
My mother is my forever role model.
"Rome" is so real, so is the maid Cleo. In Rome, in Mexico City, where the prosaic times are hidden, Yalitza Aparicio has few lines in the film, day after day in his clothes, tea, dishwashing, babysitting, her role as the shadow of her mother, or, in the shadow of countless Mexican women.
"Mom myself is my forever role. Yalitza chatted about her mother, looking loving: "My mother usually had to take care of three children, and sometimes she would take us to work, but she never gave up on us - as a young mother, taking care of three children, she tried to make us better." 」
With the love her mother gave, Yalitza talks about his own growth, but it's not so good. As a woman and a "minority" (indigenous Mexican), she has gone through all sorts of constraints and ups and downs, with the public believing that they are not qualified to study, pursue work development, and can only stay at home and care for her family and her husband.
But Yalitza has always been well aware of his future and wants to be a teacher. Yalitza's grandparents told her to do it if she liked it, if she wanted to work, and not to listen to what others said.
However, despite the support of her family, she was struggling to find a job and study.
The first difficulty was the economy, where she worked 24 hours a day, during the day, during the night, to earn her tuition, and the second difficulty was the color of the skin: "When I was looking for a job, the other person would say that because I had a bad image, so I didn't qualify." She went on to laugh and say, "But I've always been proud of the color of my skin." 」
I can't help but wonder, as a woman, as an Aboriginal woman, have I ever considered myself a minority?
"I don't think I'm a minority, I'm a diverse group. We have our own culture and values. "Now, what we need is to be seen and to be given the rights and respect they deserve," she said firmly. 」
In October 2019, Yalitza Aparicio was appointed by UNESCO as an Aboriginal Goodwill Ambassador, and she continues to use platforms and identities to speak out for women, to support domestic workers' rights to work and to educate firstnations.
Yalitza said honestly that she was not sure what these identities could achieve, but she was very firm, and that there was bound to be a great change in this era, that society no longer existed in a minority, but that each had its own goodness, and that we all had the opportunity to be seen and respected by the world.
In an interview with Yalitza Aparicio, I kept thinking that she might be the sea, with her gentleness and ease, to understand and love all the attacks and difficulties;
If her success is really lucky, then she has always knew how to use such luck, so that women and diverse groups are seen.