Violence Against Women and Justice in Guatemala
Film Screening and Discussion with Director Gabriela Martínez
Join Cinema Studies for a screening of
Ni una menos: Violence Against Women
and Justice in Guatemala followed by a
discussion with Director Gabriela Martínez.
• New Date!
Monday, April 18, 2022
Lawrence Hall 177
Free and open to the community
Ni una menos: Violence Against Women and Justice in Guatemala
Ni una menos: Violence Against Women and Justice in Guatemala, directed by Gabriela Martínez Escobar, is a 33 minute documentary about the femicide case of Claudia Eunice Villegas González killed by her boyfriend in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. It follows Claudia’s family journey to get justice for Claudia's murder. Claudia's case serves as a lens through which we learn about the Law against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence Against Women, the creation of specialized violence against women courts, and the challenges and promises of this law in a country where the gender-based abuse and killing of women is one of the highest in the world. Additionally, the documentary addresses the long years of struggle for the protection of women and women’s rights, exemplified by the landmark ruling on sexual slavery in the Sepur Zarco case.
ABOUT GABRIELA MARTíNEZ
Professor Gabriela Martínez is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed, or edited more than 12 ethnographic and social documentaries. Her early documentary work includes Ñakaj and Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey, and her most recent work includes Media, Women, and Rebellion in Oaxaca and Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala.
In addition to her documentary work, Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. While her primary geographical area of expertise is Latin America, she also looks at, weaves in, and analyzes historical, political, cultural, and economic connections highlighting the longstanding connection of this region to other countries and continents around the globe.
Professor Martínez is the co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, a faculty/student- and grassroots-led historical digital repository.
Professor Martínez has served as associate director for the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and director for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). She is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and affiliated faculty with the Latin American Studies Program (LAS), Cinema Studies Department, and the Folklore and Public Culture Program.