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WOMEN CONCEPT

WOMEN CONCEPT

NI UNA MAS 

With an average of more than 7 women killed every day in Mexico, femicide could be considered the evil of the century in the country. Metaphor between life and death, from negative to color, how to live and survive in a country that accepts the idea that being a woman means being the property of everyone?


LAS PATRONAS

Since 1995, in Veracruz Mexico, a small group of women known as "Las Patronas" have taken it on themselves to feed the migrants of Central America who ride "La Bestia", a heavy freight train, to reach American borders.
They are sisters, neighbors or cousins, and within the walls of a reconverted oil plant, the patronas cook the precious meal bags that will be distributed to the migrants as the train passes by.

Only certainty for these volunteers : up to 3 trains a day, and a lifelong effort for a a fleeting moment of love snatched on the edge of the train tracks.

GUAQUERAS 

On Boyaca land in northwestern Colombia, is the village of Characo, famous for its emerald mines. For decades women were banned in the mines because they were considered cursed and fleeing the famous stone. But following the crisis of the emerald, a direct result of the Green War, women don't had not choice to go too, alongside men in the depths of the mines. They then found themselves obliged to combine the work of the mine with that of a shopkeeper and family mother .

WOMEN'S BPM

Mexico City has for some years been recognized as one of the most successful electro scene rockers, using reaggeaton and pop currents. Recently many women more talented and motivated than ever, also take their place in a predominantly male music scene. A wave that feminizes not without effort: report on some of them combining passions and convictions.

A VILLAGE WITHOUT FATHER 

These mothers of families live in collectivity in full campaign, conciliating domestic tasks and works argricoles. Between deceased husband , imprisoned or simply absent, it is between women that they live and that they support the family if necessary by cultivating the cashew nut. 

WOMEN'S RIGHTS DAY

Manifestation of 8th March in Mexico. Women, demonstrated on the International Day of Women's rights to denounce violence against women and for the right to decide on their bodies.  Women and girls, marching, singing, shouting, dancing, for a society without second-class human groups, without violence and without abuse. Women who carry the cross of the feminicides to make hear the way of those who perished under the weight of patriarchy and machismo.


THE COLORS OF SHADOW

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is home to the only detention center for young girls in the country: El Centro de Menores Sagrado Corazon. The center is a reflection of a new generation suffocated by the country's extremely unstable social and economic climates. The culture of the street remains predominant in  the prison where the lines between the concept of a childhood and the image of what is sexy become intermixed. 

WORKER OF THE EARTH

Women farmers have a special status.
For them, it is difficult to impose themselves and particularly remain, persist and be taken seriously.
Combining the life of a woman and a mother, everyday worries and dreams. Before anything else the love of this job and the tasks, repetitive, sometimes hard but precise, which shapes their bodies and drives their mind.

AMAPALA ISLAND

On the small Tiger Island, in the Pacific Ocean, the population depends mainly on fishing. And for generations, women have been on the front lines.In small groups, they juggle every day their family responsibilities and the hard work of sardine and crustacean fishing. Report on these women, true captains of their community, in one of the world's most sexist countries.

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