Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

Friday, June 15, 2018

New York Premiere!

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas and Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Senior Americas Researcher, HRW. This film is fully subtitled and ASL interpretation will be provided for the Q&A.

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families while the government repeatedly denies the country’s difficulties. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

“This is one of the best films I have seen on Venezuela. It is extraordinary, very accurate, very balanced, moving, powerful. It delves into all the issues Human Rights Watch covers in Venezuela: the humanitarian crisis, lack of medicines and food, exile, police abuses, lack of justice, impunity, abuse of power, violence.”
– José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

Fearing persecution, some of the technical crew and rental company in Venezuela decided to remain anonymous.

Official selection: CPH:DOX 2018, Hot Docs Canadian Int’l Documentary Festival

A vital forum for cinema that tackles important global issues, HRWFF annually showcases an international selection of acclaimed films that bring human rights struggles to life through storytelling—challenging, provocative movies that call for justice and social change.

Additional screenings take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

  • Country France, Venezuela
  • Language Spanish with English subtitles
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Website https://www.femmesduchaosvenezuelien.com/
  • Director Margarita Cadenas
  • Writer Margarita Cadenas
  • Cinematographer César Briceño

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