Ecuador film festival rummages through the recesses of toxic relationships and machismo
The first feminist film festival in Ecuador will show 34 national and foreign films that delve into the recesses of toxic relationships, machismo and stereotypes towards women and their struggles for equity, in search of reflections and actions to build a more society fair.
From November 26 to December 1, viewers can attend different stages of Quito and Guayaquil to admire, in the framework of the “EQUIS Festival”, thirteen feature films and 21 fiction and documentary short films focused on gender equality. “EQUIS”, according to its organizers, is an independent and international film festival that aims to generate a space for dialogue and questioning around issues related to gender, identity, sexuality and power relations, through the exhibition of high quality movies.
The curtain will open with the Swiss-German documentary “Female pleasure”, which speaks of female sexuality through the history of five women from different cultures who, in one way or another, reveal themselves against what is established in their religious communities
With an investment of $ 50,000, the “EQUIS” festival will be divided into three parts: “Putting the body”, “Fists up” and “Friend notice”, the organizers said.
In the first part there is a selection of films about strong women who change the history of the world from their trench, since they are the ones that break stereotypes and are protagonists of their own lives. In this section, works from Ecuador, the United States, Sri Lanka / United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina are added, they added.
In addition, seven pieces from Argentina, Ecuador, Switzerland / Germany, Guatemala, Brazil and Chile make up the “Fists up” section, which offers a collective look at inequality, exploitation, pleasure and autonomy.