Seven Heavens: The Venezuelan Cult of Queen Maria Lionza. A video short by LAB partner Ojos Ilegales, featured in the photo journal Cuarto Oscuro. The cult is the expression of Venezuela’s three historical ethnic groupings, indigenous indian, white Spanish and African, and the different religious beliefs of each. Maria Lionza is revered as a goddess of nature, love, peace and harmony.
Seven Heavens: the live cult of Queen María Lionza
María Lionza is a religious figure who unites indigenous, Africans and Europeans in Venezuela
Tom Gatehouse, author of Voices of Latin America: Social Movements and the New Activism and the upcoming The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America, will then present ‘Latin America at breaking point: a look back at two tumultuous years’
Mujer del Soldado sensitively portrays the lives of victims of sexual violence during Peru's civil war and their fight to regain dignity through sorority and a lawsuit against their assailants.