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Guerrilleras is a documentary and photography project about the Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992) from a gender perspective: the women's experience in the guerrilla. The tragic political, economic and social scene lead the people to organize themselves and fight to change their life conditions. Women had multiple roles and an active participation in the armed conflict.

We seek to find answers to some questions: How was the women's experience in the war, what was their role in the guerrilla, how did they struggle to survive and protect their families, how did it change the women's paradigm within a patriarchal structure in a traditionally male chauvinist society, what were the consequences and how do they continue their struggle today.

Guerrilleras primarily seeks to be a tool to preserve the historical memory. A material to help and understand the recent history of El Salvador in the context of the armed conflict. An instrument to reflect on the identity of women in the civil war. A sample of the past that is always present and requests not to be forgotten by its' protagonists.

WHY DO WE NEED AN ECONOMIC HELP?
To cover the living expenses during the months that we will work in El Salvador. The production and transportation costs will be paid by the work team.

WHY SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?

  • Because we believe that the recovery of the historical memory is fundamental, or else there is no justice and the people can't develop without knowing their own history.
  • Because women are the forgotten in this conflict and they continue to suffer from gender inequality.
  • Because El Salvador continues to pay the consequences of this conflict.
  • Because it is a current problem: even 20 years after the end of this war, other nations in the world are still oppressed by cruel policies and bloodthirsty armies.
  • Because we believe it is a tool for learning and reflection.
  • To prevent this history being repeated.

This confrontation is filled with suffering, horror, tragedy and death. But it is also a story of struggle, hope and love: the love of the people for the people, the struggle for a decent life and the hope to provide a better world for future generations.

WHO ARE WE?
We, Rebecka Bíró (Malmö, Sweden) and Victoria Montero (Buenos Aires, Argentina), work independently and have extensive experience in photography and communication, both graphical and audiovisual.

We visited El Salvador in 2011 in the middle of a trip through Central America. "Do not go there, it's not worth it", "It's too dangerous for two women alone" were some of the things people said to us. We continued after all still motivated to explore perhaps the country with the worst reputation in the region. We didn't discover the best beaches in the world, nor the highest mountains, but a lot of people that filled our hearts.

We met many war victims. The cruelty of their stories, especially considering how little attention they have had in the media, motivated us to pursue a work that emphasizes female identity, the defense of human rights and the recovery of the memory of the people fighting for their emancipation.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP
We need to reach our goal. It is therefore important that more people get to know about our project. Help us spread this campaign to your contacts. Thank you!

Do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information or send us a comment.
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Guerrilleras

Guerrilleras

Guerrilleras

Guerrilleras

Raised €2,595
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*Guerrilleras* is a documentary and photography project about the Salvadorian Civil War from a gender perspective: the women's experience in the guerrilla. A tool to preserve the historical memory. A sample of the past that is always present and requests not to be forgotten by its' protagonists.
Un proyecto documental y fotográfico sobre la guerra civil salvadoreña desde una perspectiva de género: la experiencia de la mujer guerrillera. Una herramienta para conservar la memoria histórica. Una muestra del pasado que siempre es presente y que en voz de sus protagonistas pide no ser olvidado.
Un projecte documental i fotogràfic sobre la guerra civil salvadorenca des d’una perspectiva de gènere: l’experiència de la dona a la guerrilla. Una eina per conservar la memòria històrica. Una mostra del passat que sempre és present i que en la veu de les seves protagonistes demana no ser oblidat.
Un proyecto documental y fotográfico sobre la guerra civil salvadoreña desde una perspectiva de género: la experiencia de la mujer guerrillera. Una herramienta para conservar la memoria histórica. Una muestra del pasado que siempre es presente y que en voz de sus protagonistas pide no ser olvidado.

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on October 22, 2012.

 
  • Pledging €5
    12 PATRONS

    Acknowledgement on the official website of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution.

  • Pledging €10
    21 PATRONS

    Acknowledgement in the credits of the documentary + Acknowledgement on the official website of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution.

  • Pledging €25
    21 PATRONS

    3 photographs of the project printed in the format 5x7'' + Digital book with photographs of the project + Acknowledgement in the credits of the documentary + Acknowledgement on the official website of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution. [Free shipping]

  • Pledging €50
    17 PATRONS

    A T-shirt of the project + 3 photographs of the project printed in the format 5x7'' + Digital book with photographs of the project + Acknowledgement in the credits of the documentary + Acknowledgement on the official website of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution. [Free shipping]

  • Pledging €100
    7 PATRONS

    Appearance in the credits as Associate Producer + 3 photographs of the project printed in the format 12x16'' + A T-shirt of the project + 3 photographs of the project printed in the format 5x7'' + Digital book with photographs of the project + Acknowledgement on the official website of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution. [Free shipping]

  • Pledging €250
    1 PATRONS

    Your name or logo of the association/company will appear as a featured sponsor in the credits of the documentary and in the entire publicity material of the project + 3 photographs of the project printed in the format 12x16'' + A T-shirt of the project + 3 photographs of the project printed in the format 5x7'' + Digital book with photographs of the project + Link to download the preview screening of the documentary in high resolution. [Free shipping]

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on October 22, 2012.

 

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Panga es un estudio creado por Rebecka Bíró y Victoria Montero para el desarrollo de contenidos audiovisuales y fotográficos. Creemos en lo visual como forma de expresión, como manera de aprendizaje y una gran vía de ... Read more
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