HRW: Mujer de Soldado (Soldier's Woman)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • Four women sitting on a mountainFour women sitting on a mountain
  • Five people talking at a tableFive people talking at a table

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 28 3:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:83
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Peru
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Patricia Weiss Risso

Description

Tickets: Free (or $10 donation) *Public tickets available now!

Magda Surichaqui Cóndor was a teenager when soldiers arrived in her small Peruvian village in 1984. Sent to root out members of the Shining Path, soldiers of the Peruvian army used their sweeping powers to rape and humiliate local women, leaving them shunned by their own communities, often with children in tow. Three decades later, Magda has joined a number of other women in bringing charges against their abusers. With stunning cinematography and respectful intimacy, Patricia Wiesse Risso accompanies Magda and her friends as they reminisce over their youth and their lives since, whilst they sit and chew coca leaves, peeling potatoes and spinning wool. Mujer de Soldado is a deeply moving picture of female solidarity that finally provides space for the dignity of these women's experiences that has long been denied.


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL // MAY 26 -  JUNE 2: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) bears witness to human rights violations in direct storytelling and exposé form, and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference..

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