La voz y la fuerza de la mujer (2001)

La voz y la fuerza de la mujer (2001) HIDVL

La voz y la fuerza de la mujer, collective creation by FOMMA directed by Doris Difarnecio, presents the role of women in electoral politics. Don Zacarías and Doña Carmelita are the two candidates that are competing to represent the people in the upcoming elections. Zacarías' relationship with his prospective voters is patronizing and disrespectful, while Carmelita has closer ties with the women in the community, a relationship that includes open dialogue and empowerment. Through a flashback, the play narrates how Carmelita, from being part of a family who did not allow her to get an education, became a political leader following her strong will. She ends up winning the elections and the rest of the women are inspired by her example to demand their right for equality, education, and political participation and leadership.


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  • Title: La voz y fuerza de la mujer
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:28:41
  • Language: Spanish, Tzeltal/Tzotzil
  • Date: 2001
  • Location: Casa FOMMA, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Isabel Juárez Espinosa, Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, Victoria Patishtan Gómez, María Pérez Sántiz, María Francisca Oseguera Cruz.
  • Credits: Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), producer ; María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, writer; Doris Difarnecio, director.