Women of the Corn
Narrar para Vivir (Narrate to Live) is a women's organization for victims of the armed conflict in Colombia, in the region of Montes de María. For these women, telling their stories is a way of ensuring that the truth is not silenced; their voices are resistance against silence and amnesia. The mujeres del maíz (women of the corn), gain strength as a group, reaffirm their autonomy, recuperate their dignity as women, and transform traditionally designated roles. This film stands as evidence of their capacity to transform their lives and environment, for the benefit of the entire community.
Claudia García was a student of Visual and Fine Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She works and experiments with different mediums such as drawing, painting, installation, and video. Since 2004, she has been involved in the social realm, carrying out art and memory recuperation projects with communities affected by the armed conflict in Colombia. Born in Barranquilla, she currently lives and works in Bogotá.