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Video Contest       Video exhibition program       Visual Arts exhibition          Offerings for the dead           Crafts

The organizing committee of the V International Congress Women, Work and Health is aware of the importance artistic manifestations have in supporting reflection on subjects concerning humanity, which is why it has set out to offer an ample cultural supply around the Congress’s activities. Public spaces with a fitting design will be used as will be plazas: like open-cast museums with great exchange possibilities for a wide range of public. Art brings together creators and public from various latitudes to share perspectives on the issue of women, work and health, perhaps not trying to reach an agreement but enrichment. For this reason, the following international activities have been programmed:

International Video Contest on Women and Work

In collaboration with the Independent Documentary Video Spanish American Conference, Against Silence All Voices, and the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, the International Contest of Video on Woman and Work was announced.  The chosen videos shall be exhibited during the Congress in open public spaces at the Zacatecas City.  Then, the chosen videos shall go in itinerary to other cities of Mexico.  At the video reception closing time, 77 documentaries from 13 different countries were received.  The winners of the International Woman and Work Prize are:

Shared Prize:
- The Queen’s Film (O Filme Da Rainha) from Sergio Mercurio (Brazil)

- Land of Women (Tierra de mujeres) (Adriana Estrada, Mexico)

Honorable Mention:
- Angelina the Midwife (Angelina la partera) (Marta Alcocer, Mexico)

The
jury was integrated by:
Bertha Navarro
María Novaro
Rafael Bonilla

 

Abstract from the summary published in the newspaper La Jornada on April 14, 2008
“The International Woman and Work Prize was shared by Land of Women (Tierra de mujeres) (Adriana Estrada, Mexico) and O filme da Rainha (Sergio Mercurio, Brazil). Such award, where María Novaro, Bertha Navarro and Rafael Bonilla acted as jury, was announced as unique time by the International Woman, Work and Health Congress and this newspaper.
Bonilla explained that The Queen’s Film (O filme da Rainha), about a 74 years old lady who makes pieces of art from the candy wrappers, got the prize because of the “beauty of its movie language and brilliant portrait the documentary makes from an unusual woman."
Regarding the Land of Women (Tierra de mujeres), Bonilla said that the jury had decided to grant the prize “because of the way it raises the voices from native women who are categorically transforming their own reality.”
The director woman thanked the festival “for opening such spaces to people who appear in the documentaries.  The prizes are more for the stories than for the documentary makers."
The 34 years old sociologist explained to La Jornada what made her to film the documentary: “In 1994, the indigenous uprising surprised me.  It allowed me to know my country.”  In 1997 she went to Chiapas to study a Master, and her astonishment before the women she knew took her also toward the documentary, which was concluded in 2003.  She discovered that "what we saw from outside as hooded women was sustained in a civilian movement developed in many fields: craftswomen, single mothers, teacher women..." who are portrayed in the film".
For more information, visit:
//www.jornada.unam.mx/2008/04/14/index.php.html?section=espectaculos&article=a18n1esp

 

Selection of the videos to be presented at the V International Congress Woman, Work & Health form the 27 to 30 October 2008 in Zacatecas City, Mexico. This exhibitions will be held in two simultaneous sessions at the UAZ Siglo XXI buildings (form 10 to 18 hrs in 2,3 & 4 hours sessions). It will also be an exhibition at the Terrasse of the State Congress in Zacatecas City (form 28 th 31 october).

 

VIDEO EXHIBITION PROGRAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WOMAN & WORK
27 TO 30 OCTOBER,
AUTONOMUS UNIVERSITY OF ZACATECAS.

 TUESDAY 28 FROM 10 TO 14 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building

Coordinator: LILIA ROMERO

 

   

Introduction

10 min

   

Holes on the Roof

88:04 min

Coco

51 min

Xulum' Chon

15:48 min

Made in L.A.

70 min

Housewives

35:48 min

Women Crossing Borders

19 min

Revealed Women

43:18 min

Back and Forth

16 min

The Sense of My Life

34 min

Land of Women (Award)

56 min

Conversation

10 min

  Total: 212 min

Total

237 min
 

   
 TUESDAY 28 FROM 16 TO 18 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building

Coordinator: LILIA ROMERO

     

Introduction

10 min

Farmer Women in Struggle

60 min

Sofía from Yolombó

25 min

N-340 Globalfem

20 min

Filme da Rainha (Award)

67:17 min

For My Children

16 min

Conversation

10 min

Asbestos a harm Brzil still allows 25 min

Total

112 min

Total

121 min

 WEDNESDAY 29 FROM 10 TO 14 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building
Coordinator: SANDRA PEREDO  

Introduction

10 min

   

Women Crossing Borders

19:20 min

   

Silence Kills: Workplace Health

35 min

Revealed Women

43 min

God’s Breath

70:42 min

Rainha Movie (Award)

67 min

N-340 Globalfem

20 min

Xulum' Chon

16 min

Angelina The Midwife
(Honorable Mention)

21:25 min

No Return Vacation

52 min

Coco

51 min

I Moltes Altres Dones…

26 min

Conversation

10 min

28 Fights

9 min

Total

235 min
 

Total

213 min

 WEDNESDAY 29 FROM 16 TO 18 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building
Coordinator: LILIA ROMERO  

Introduction

05:00 min

   

No Return Vacation

52:13 min

Fair Crop with Healthy People

28 min

Poussière de Femmes

50:36 min

Lily Hielo

33 min

Conversation

10 min

The Sense of My Life

34 min

Total

118 min

Total

95 min
 


THURSDAY 30 FROM 10 TO 14 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building
Coordinator: LILIA ROMERO  

Introduction

10 min

   

For My Children

15:50 min

   

Farmer Women in Struggle

60 min

¿Brain Is Better Than Brawn?

70 min

Welcome to the Land of Good People

21:55 min

Angelina The Midwife 
(Honorable Mention)

21 min

A Step with History

27:02 min

Sofía from Yolombó

25 min

We Have the Right to Have Right

23:07 min

80 Rosaries for Jesus

33 min

28 Fights

9:03 min

Creator Women of The New Society

10 min

Land of Women (Award)

56:04 min

Housewives

36 min

Conversation

10 min

United Women

14 min

Total

232 min
 

Total

209 min

THURSDAY 30 FROM 15 TO 18 HRS  
Room 7 Building E2 Audiovisual Room Lab Building
Coordinator: SANDRA PEREDO  

Introduction

10 min

   

Back and Forth

15:35 min

   

Lily Hielo

33:28 min

   

United Women

14 min

We Have the Right to Have Right

23 min

80 Rosaries for Jesus

33:20 min

A Step with History

27 min

I Moltes Altres Dones…

26:20 min

Poussière de Femmes

51 min

Creator Women of The New Society

10.20 min

Welcome to the Land of Good People

22 min

Conversation

10 min

Silence Kills: Workplace Health

35 min

Total

170 min
 

  Total: 158 min

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VIDEO EXHIBITION PROGRAM AT THE
 STATE CONGRESS SQUARE
 FROM 29 TO 31 OCTOBER 2008 AT 20:00 HOURS

Wednesday 29
Angelina la Partera (Angelina the Midwife)
Mexico / 2005 / 21min.
(Honourable mention awarded by the Jury of this category)

 Made in L.A.     
United States / 2007 / 70 min.

T
otal time: 91 min (1 hr 31 min)


Thursday 30
O Filme da Rainha The Queen’s Movie)
Argentina-Bolivia / 2005- 2007 /67 min.
(Ex-Aequo Award given by the Jury of this Category)

 Armas de Casa (House weapons)
Bolivia / 2006-2007 / 36 min.

Total time: 103 min (1 hr 43 min)


Friday 31
Plaza de la Soledad. Proyection of Photographies.
Autor: Maya Goded
15 min 

Tierra de Mujeres ( Land of Women)
Mexico / 2003 / 56 min.
(Ex-Aequo Prize awarded by the Jury of this Category)

 28 Peleas (28 Fights)
Mexico / 2004 / 9 min.

 Por mis Hijos (For My Children)
Spain / 2007 / 16 min

Total time: 96 min (1 hr 36 min)  
 

Visual arts exhibitions 

VISUAL ARTS 28th october

 

Photography exhibitions
Voces de la Maquila
(Voices from the Maquila)

Collective
Flower Portal
Opening : 28 October  19:00 hrs.
Stay from 28 October to 9 th November
Visits from 9:00 to 21:00 hrs.

Photographies proyection
Plaza de la Soledad
Author: Maya Goded
Cultural House
28 de octubre 20:30 hrs 
 


   La Línea.  Migración y Sida
(The Line. Migation and AIDS)

   Author: Maya Goded
  
Lobby, Theater Fernando Calderón
   Opening: 28th october 20:00 hrs.
   Stay from 28 October to 9th November
   Visits from 9:00  to 21:00 hrs.

     

SCENIC ARTS 30 october

 

Dance Performance
Miss  Juana Inés. Erudite passion
Dancer: Tania Dávila
Choreography: Silvia Unzueta
Main Auditorium
Fernando Calderón Theatre
30 october 18:00 hrs.
  

Dialogue with dancers and dance students
The body as workplace
El cuerpo  como lugar de trabajo

Tania Dávila
Main Auditorium
Fernando Calderón Theatre
30 october 19:00 hrs. 

Exhibition of offerings for the celebration of the day of the dead

    

In this occasion it will be dedicated to the women passed away by labor health problems. One of the celebrations of greater cultural importance in Mexico is the Day of the Dead. From pre-Hispanic times different cultures have made offerings to their deceased. With the Spanish conquest, this tradition underwent a syncretism process that derived in what today we know as the day of the dead offerings, which are celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. Although each region has specificities, all the country celebrates this ritual. The organizing committee of the V Congress invites proposals of offerings or traditional representative acts of a region (country, state, culture). Call  
Altars will be in hinor of the women who lost their life because of work related diseases, accidents or violence. The altars are supported by the Zacatecas University Anthropology School and are going to be exhibited in the Alameda/Garden J. Trinidad García de la Cadena the 29th of  october  20:00 hrs. Stay from 29th october to 2nd of november 2008.

Exhibition and sale of crafts
Mexico has, all over the territory, an enormous artisan wealth. We will ask craftswomen to display a sample of their work for exhibition and sale in the facilities of the Congress.  
Besides the activities before described, the congressmen and their companions are invited to be present at and to participate in local cultural activities. The information will be available months before the Congress. For the accomplishment of the cultural activities we thank the support of the Instituto Zacatecano de Cultura of the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas  (Zacatecan Culture Insitute of the Autonomus University of Zacatecas) and the Fototeca Regional de Zacatecas (Zacatecas Regional Phototec).
Exhibition of Zacatecas´ artesanal workers
Campus Siglo XXI UAZ  Módulo E-3 form 28 to 30 de october
from 09:00 a 18:00 hrs.; october 31st from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.
Handcrafts and arts exhibition form Chiapas Province
Campus Siglo XXI UAZ  Módulo E-4 from 28 to 30 de october from 10:00 a 18:00 hrs.; october 31st from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.
B
ooks sale

Campus Siglo XXI UAZ  Lobby E-2
from 28 to 30 de october from 10:00 a 18:00 hrs.; october 31st from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.


Cultural activities are supported by the Zacatecas´Institute of Culture, the Zacatecas Autonomus University and the Science and Technology Institute of Fedral Disrict

             

 

Video Contest     Video exhibition program            Visual Arts exhibition              Offerings for the dead               Crafts

 

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