Skip navigation

Fabi and Barbi report on The Hispanic Paradox, Doña Cuca and Hispanacea
2009 | 05:25 min. | DV | Color


Immigrant Latina women—who have had little or no access to education or health care—are living longer than anyone else in the United States. The New York Times has called this phenomenon “The Hispanic Paradox.” What if Latinas’ longevity could be extracted from their bodies and marketed as a health supplement to the public at large? Find out on the hard-hitting news show, TERCER IMPACTO, as Barbi Bermúdez and Fabi Fernández report on the new craze in energy supplements, HISPANACEA: Your Fountain of Youth. Feel the force that is sweeping the nation!

See our photo album to see images from Univisión’s “Primer Impacto”, our inspiration for Barbi and Fabi.

Read an interview about Tercer Impacto featured on Sleeping Weazel’s cyber art gallery, October 2012

CREDITS: Written, directed, produced by Fulana (Cristina Ibarra , Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Lisandra Ramos Grullón and Andrea Thome); edited by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio & Fulanation; director of photography Eddie Martinez; sound by Adrian Martinez; original music by Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza. CAST: Andrea Thome, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Lisandra Ramos-Grullón, Jen Camp, Cameron Atwell, Daniela Thome, Daniel Norrian, Teresa Basilio, Desiree Gordian, Riyoji Kajiwara, Helen Tong, Teresa Basilio, Sebastián Calderón-Bentín. For more, see rolling credits at the end of video.

Made possible by NALAC Fund for the Arts and the Ford Foundation.