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Film Forum | Cachada - Art as a Tool for Social Transformation


April 21 OF 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

The cycle of violence is perverse, but the power of art as a tool for transformation and social awareness is more powerful.


The global COVID-19 crisis will not stop us. We are adapting to this situation by announcing an upcoming online Film Forum where we will discuss the scourge of gender violence.

Physical and psychological violence traps us in a vicious cycle from which it is practically impossible to break free, among other reasons because we do not realise that we are in it. This documentary shows us how, through art, people are able to break free of these dynamics, gain awareness, and become determined to face them.

Although violence knows no borders and is a global reality, in countries that lack structures for early detection of these dynamics, this problem forms part of the daily lives of many families affected by this torment.

Nowadays, many initiatives and institutions are fighting to change these realities, giving us hope and confidence. Here at Esade Alumni Social, we support these initiatives, but there is still so much more to be done.

Cachada, a documentary directed by Marlén Viñayo, is about five women street vendors from El Salvador who tell the story of their lives in a theatre workshop and relive and confront the traumas of gender-based violence with uplifting generosity.

On Tuesday, 21st April at 7.00 pm, we will reflect on and discuss the various issues raised by this brave documentary with Egly Larreynaga, the director of the Salvadoran theatre company La Cachada, and Sira Abenoza, Lecturer in the Department of Society, Politics and Sustainability at Esade, who is deeply familiar with the reality of El Salvador. Ot Burgaya, from the production team of DocsBarcelona and Documental del Mes, will introduce the documentary.

Participants will be accepted in the order of registration. Once you have signed up using the registration form, we will send you a link to watch the documentary on Vimeo between Friday, 17th April and Monday, 20th April.

We will then hold an online debate via Zoom on Tuesday, 21st April at 7.00 pm.


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