Producer, Director, Writer, and Photographer, Michelle Ibaven was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1981. She graduated in Communication Sciences, specializing in Audiovisual Production at the Technological Institute of Monterrey. She has a Diploma in Documentary Film Direction and Screenplay and in Digital Film Photography Direction from the Film Institute of Madrid. In 2012 she finished No hay lugar lejano, receiving among others awards for Best Documentary Made by a Woman at the Morelia International Film Festival. Her second feature film documentary Cuando cierro los ojos has been honored as Best Documentary by Cinelatino, Rencontres de Toulouse and Montreal International First Peoples Festival, as well as the José Rovirosa Documentary Film Award in 2019.
Ridden by confusion, fear, and grief, Carmen has no option but to be brave. Eight years ago, she suffered an acid attack by her ex-partner that left her with a stinging imprint. Following his recent arrest, Carmen thoroughly examines the violence she faced in order to transcend it.