The True Story Behind 'Roma'

The Oscar-nominated film "Roma" is captivating English-speaking audiences with its raw portrayal of the everyday life and struggles of a domestic worker in Mexico. The main character Cleo Gutierrez is based on a real person. Her name is Libo Rodriguez, and she was a housekeeper and the nanny for the family of the film's director, Alfonso Cuaron. Rodriguez came to work for Cuaron's family when he was just a baby. He says many of the film's scenes came right out of his own memory.  

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