Thanks for supporting the film Femicide. One case, many struggles this year

Ph. Lorena Castaño. The photo was taken in July in Mar del Plata city; I’ve chosen this photo because there you can see Marta Montero, Lucía Pérez’s mother, one of the moms whose daughters were victims of femicide and whom I met this year.

I would like to express my gratitude to all of you living abroad who have spread the word about my documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles.

It’s been an enriching year, which started with the premiere of the film in March at Gaumont movie theater in Buenos Aires City and was followed by a great deal of screenings throughout Argentina, at cultural centers, schools, universities and also festivals and international events, namely in Guatemala in May at the Muestra de cine Memoria, Verdad y Justicia and Bolívar Film Festival in August. Next year, the film will take part in an international film festival in Latin America, but I cannot promote it until the organizers make it public.

As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to express my gratitude to all the people who have made this documentary possible, including the team, the volunteers, the performers, those who shared their testimonies and the media that has helped to promote this project since the very first day.  I take advantage of this opportunity and share the last article on the struggle against gender violence in Argentina where I could express my point of view as the daughter of a victim of femicide, now a filmmaker.

Report published by Natalie Alcoba for The globe and mail.

Best wishes for 2020 and may we all keep struggling to free this world from gender violence,

Mara Avila

Director of the documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles; María Elena Gómez’s daughter

P.S. If you haven’t watched the film yet and would like to, please, let me know and I’ll share it with you.

First-time Filmmaker Sessions

The documentary “femicide. one case, many struggles” (avila, 2019) from argentina has been chosen to take part in the online competition “first-time filmmaker sessions 2019”.

For this reason, the feature documentary will be available from Sunday June 16th through Sunday June 23rd 2019, listed number 14 on the following link: Users will be able to watch the film and to vote for it, as they should also choose a “second favorite”, by writing in the comments section on the Vimeo On Demand page. After a first round open to the general public, a second round will take place and Lift-Off judges will choose the winner, among the five most rated films.

First-time filmmaker Sessions 2019. Documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles
First-time filmmaker Sessions 2019

Femidice. One case, many struggles, a first-person documentary about femicide, was premiered at Gaumont movie theater last March 7th in Buenos Aires city, and it was globally released at the X Muestra de cine internacional Memoria, Verdad, Justicia in Guatamala City on May 4th 2019.

First-time filmmaker sessions 2019 - Femicide. One case, many struggles

Documentary trailer

Documentary trailer


On July 19th, 2005, María Elena Gómez went out with her partner, Ernesto Jorge Narcisi in Buenos Aires. That evening, he stabbed her to death. The media communicated the news as a “crime of passion in Puerto Madero”.

Ten years later, Mara Avila, the victim’s daughter, will resignify that so-called “crime of passion” as a “femicide”. She will decide to make a first-person documentary film. From both a subjective and social approach, she will give her biggest tragedy in life a political meaning.

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