In 2006, Panama’s health system manufactured and distributed by mistake over 200 thousand bottles of common cold medication with a substance called diethylene glycol, used in the automobile industry and that caused massive poisoning, deaths, and serious diseases. The case involves companies from China, Spain and Panama.
Drifting Away portrays the lives of Iris, Milagros and Briseida, three women affected by this poison, both physically and emotionally. Through them we will know about diethylene glycol, about their personal conflicts, the waiting, the loneliness, and their yearning to be as they used to be.
This film is part of the Spanish-language film night on Saturday the 18th.