The project ‘Freedom to speak up' is about joint development of a sound production for the local radio on women's rights in the current social and political life in and around Guamote, Ecuador. Partners was The Women’s Group in Guamote.
The recordings included role-playing and readings of the rights which was decided in the local council. Under intense astonishment of the formal character of the rights Maria Carmen Moyolema Guachilema and her women's group rehearse the most powerful reading.
Maria Carmen says:
"... we are concerned that all women know their rights or the basic skills needed to assume the role of authority. We are here today, but tomorrow there will be new women, and therefore we need to prepare women in basic skills so that they can exercise public functions and management tasks ... "
The recordings became a part of the womens educational workshops during spring -12.
'Freedom to speak up' is a part of Convicciones – Convictions, which is a participatory art and film documentary project. It has unfolded in cooperation with a number of committed people and groups from Guamote, Simiátug and Quito in Ecuador. See: visualremarks.dk
Promoters in the collaborative work and project 'Freedom to speak up' are The women’s group in Guamote, Ecuador and:
Focus Grete Aagaard's artistic practice is aesthetic, interdisciplinary and collaborative related projects, where she seeks to integrate its work in the current social and political life. See: greteaagaard.net
Lars Henning's documentary projects deal with themes such as identity, relationships, memory and visuality. See: visualremarks.dk Filmproducer for Lars Henningsen is KKArt