Thursday, August 18, 2022

Culture, Music, Film, Photography

Peru: agri-cultural resistance

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The documentary Mothers of the Land serves as an eye-opening report on the daily lives of female farmers in Peru, and how their traditional way of life is threatened by the modern maladies of capitalism and climate change.

Arte para no morir: artists support protests in Colombia

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In response to and support of nationwide protests across Colombia, artists of all trades have joined in protest through creative expression. Adapted from an article for LAB's partner, Sounds and Colours, here are some of the ways art is enriching the protests, contextualising demands and unifying Colombians.

Peruvian Film Screening: Seeds of Resistance

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LAB co-hosts a screening of two beautiful Peruvian documentaries about land, cultivation, resistance and climate change

Venezuela: Trochas de la Información

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Emily Gregg reviews a video film which brings together journalists trying to report on the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the repression they have experienced in trying to tell the truth.

Rio’s Ballet Manguinhos

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Ballet classes are helping empower a generation of dancers and bringing hope to a neglected Rio de Janeiro favela. How has dance proven to be a vehicle for social transformation?

A slow-burning Argentinean ghost story

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Film review of Un Crimen Común which follows a middle class academic mother whose life unravels after she becomes implicated in the death of her housekeeper’s son.

Artists and activists change the narrative around femicide

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Open call launches to support feminist artists and activists change the narrative on femicide in the UK and Mexico

Chile: narrating dictatorship violence

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La mirada incendiada (The Burning Gaze, 2021) attempts to work through recent trauma, yet risks sensationalising a catastrophic event remembered by many Chileans, not least the families of the aggrieved.

Police brutally killed Victoria Salazar: how are feminists representing her death...

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On 27 March 2021, the Mexican police brutally killed Victoria Salazar, a refugee who had fled violence in El Salvador. Feminist activists in Tulum are using the visual arts to honour and remember her.

Dive, Tierra Bomba, Dive

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Dive Tierra Bomba Dive, made in 2020 by The Right to Roam Films, tells the story of 19-year-old Yassandra Barrios, who emerges as the environmental leader of her Colombian island, Tierra Bomba, home to the Varadero Reef.

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