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Transfariana: the love story that helped ‘queer’ Colombia’s peace process

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Transfariana, a new documentary by director Joris Lachaise, explores a transitional period in Colombia’s history through the lens of trans identity. It focuses on the unexpected collaboration between the since-disbanded FARC group and the trans activist movement in Colombia.

Honduras legalizes emergency contraception

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Following more than 13 years of prohibition and a year of demands by feminist activists, Honduras’ first female president, Xiomara Castro, legalized emergency contraception pills without exceptions

‘El Eco’: a poetic portrait of growing up in rural Mexico

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Tatiana Huezo’s award-winning feature-length documentary, El eco sensitively and poetically presents a year in the life of a rural Mexican community.

Cholitas: Aymara women conquer the Aconcagua

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In this captivating documentary film, Spanish directors Jaime Murciego and Pablo Iraburu present the story of five Bolivian Aymara women as they pursue their dream of climbing the highest mountain in the Americas, the Aconcagua.  

Five films by Latin American women to see in 2023

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Five top films directed by Latin American women, in celebration of International Women's Day. Including The Eternal Memory by Maite Alberdi.

Marginalized voices of Carnaval de Baranquilla

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Through secretly filmed performances with members of marginalized communities – including Indigenous, queer, and Afro-Colombian people – La Nave provides a unique insight into the Carnaval de Barranquilla, northern Colombia’s biggest cultural event. 

The shocking impact of abortion prosecutions in Ecuador

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Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.

Colombia: representing women victims of the armed conflict

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By comparing the discourse of a Colombian broadsheet and a pacifist feminist organisation, Isabelle Gribomont demonstrates how language can impact the ways victims are understood and treated in a (post-)conflict society.

‘Sex work’ in Colombia: the other side of the coin

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The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.

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?

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