Daresha Kyi – American Film Institute

The AFI DOCS Interview: CHAVELA Directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

The dramatic, soulful interpretations of Mexican lesbian singer Chavela Vargas paved the way for women seeking equality in a traditionally male world. A renowned nightclub performer reduced to alcoholic impoverishment, Vargas made a triumphant comeback in her 70s that secured her reputation as an artist of uncompromising passion and independence.
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