Women's Documentary Shorts Series: Portraits from the Shorelines of Peru
Saturday, June 17 // The Living Room Gallery // 6-7:30pm // Free
The Peruvian coast is abundant, yet the division of gender roles assigns the men to labor at sea while the women fill the void on land. In this collection of 4 short documentaries, we witness the resolve of women who transform fears into strengths and redefine their worth. Their stories are brought to you by DOCUPERU, a non-profit organization that enlists the power of audio visual communication in the fight for the underprivileged to be seen and heard. All of the content was produced during the Caravan, an annual project based on self-representation, which maps out a route to bring free workshops in video production, photography, drawing, and mural painting to the people.
DOCUPERU is a non-profit organization based in Lima, which has sought to share the power of audio visual communication in order to better represent the presently muted voices of small communities. For the past 13 years, DOCUPERU has been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged to be seen and heard. The Caravan is an annual project that maps out a route which brings free workshops in video production, photography, drawing, and mural painting to the people. All of the content is produced on the principle of participation and self-representation through various storytelling mediums.
Image courtesy of Lali Madueño Medina