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We Women Warriors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York University, New York NY 10012 (map)

In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Warfare between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug trade, native women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

The screening of the documentary We Women Warriors (USA, 2012) by the film director Nicole Karsin is part of the film series that accompanies the exhibition Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath on view at the Stovall Gallery, at NYU’s Kimmel Center from April 7, to May 4, 2014.

The film will follow with a Q&A with Professor Pamela Calla and light refreshments will be provided.
The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles.

The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.

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