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.