POV

S34 E8 | FULL EPISODE

La Casa de Mama Icha

Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

AIRED: October 18, 2021 | 1:22:57
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[ Ambient outdoor sound ]

[ Birds chirping ]

[ Bell tolls, echoing ]

[ Cacophony of birds chirping ]

[ Ethereal tune plays ]

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[ Rooster crowing ]

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[ Siren wailing ] [ Horn honks ]

[ Siren wailing ]

[ Birds chirping ]

[ Rain falling ]

[ Clock chiming ]

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♪♪♪ [ Water flowing ]

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[ Sizzling ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Upbeat Latin music plays ]

[ Singing in Spanish ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Indistinct conversation ]

¿De qué clase?

[ Birds chirping ]

[ Dog barks in distance ]

[ Dog barking in distance ]

[ Laughs ]

iAy!

-Wow. -That's Mama Icha.

[ Melancholy tune plays ]

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[ Siren wailing ]

[ Bell clangs ]

[ Indistinct conversation ]

[ Music plays ]

-Oof!

[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Bells chiming ]

[ Engine starts ]

[ Indistinct conversation ]

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[ Crying ]

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[ Birds chirping, dogs barking ]

Gracias. [ Continues in Spanish ]

[ Rooster crows ]

[ Man broadcasting in Spanish ]

[ Upbeat music plays, singing in Spanish ]

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♪♪♪ [ Quacking ]

[ Dog barking, duck quacking ]

[ Broom sweeping ]

-[ Replies in Spanish ]

[ Crying ]

[ Ethereal tune plays ]

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[ Birds chirping ]

[ Child wailing ]

-[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Rooster crows ]

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[ Bell tolling ]

[ Ethereal tune plays ]

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[ Children playing ]

-Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez.

[ Conversing in Spanish ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Applause ]

[ Music plays ]

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-[ Speaking Spanish ]

-[ Laughing ]

-[ Sniffling ]

[ Chicken clucking, pugs oinking ]

[ Birds chirping ]

[ Rooster crows ]

[ Rooster crows ]

[ Monitor hissing ]

-[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Voice on TV ]

[ Commentating in Spanish ]

Que sí, señor, que sí, sí, sí.

[ Continues in Spanish ]

[ Air horns blasting ]

[ Crickets chirping ]

[ Dog barking ]

[ Bell tolling, duck quacking ]

[ Rooster crows ]

[ Melancholy tune plays ]

[ Rain falling ]

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[ Rain falling ]

-[ Sniffle, continues crying ]

[ Bell clanging ]

[ Bell tolling ]

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-[ Whimpering ]

[ Rooster crows ]

[ Conversing in Spanish ]

-[ Laughs ]

[ Engine starts, idles ]

[ Engine continues idling ]

[ Engine continues idling ]

[ Birds chirping ]

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