Women of the Venezuelan chaos - Online film & discussion
MA 6 APR 2020 om 19:30 uur
Shelter City Utrecht invites you to the online screening of ‘Women of the Venezuelan Chaos‘, an award-winning documentary of five women, who each in their own way, deal with appalling living conditions in Venezuela. After the screening, we will discuss more in-depth the greater context of Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis with human rights defender David Gómez Gamboa.
Following the screening, we will discuss more in-depth the greater context of Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis. David Gómez Gamboa, university professor and director of the NGO Aula Abierta Venezuela, will accompany us during this discussion by sharing his (professional) experiences on this issue with a specific focus on his field of work: academic freedom."
Price online screening & discussion: Free
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About the documentary (83 min):
Many of its inhabitants, and especially the women portrayed in this film, have ample reason to leave the country. According to director Margarita Cadenas, Venezuela was once a prosperous and luscious country that is now in a deplorable state. She follows five different women who, each in their own way, deal with appalling living conditions in the country. Mothers cannot buy diapers or baby foods for their children in the supermarket and have very limited access to clean water. Hospitals lack all sorts of medical equipment and medication to treat patients adequately. Meanwhile the government is reluctant to take measures other than putting political opponents behind bars. Drug trafficking, violence and homicide are commonplace due to serious shortcomings in the legal system.
Curious? Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJexFP-50p8
About David Gómez Gamboa:
Since 2014, David has been the director of the NGO Aula Abierta Venezuela and coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of the University of Zulia (Venezuela), working on initiatives that promote and defend human rights in the university contexts, especially academic freedom, university autonomy and the right to quality education. David has developed an international background on human rights research and represents Venezuelan and Latin American civil society before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights System and some Universal Human Rights System bodies. He is currently staying in Utrecht with the Shelter City program, which provides protection to human rights defenders who are at situations of risk because of the work they do.
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