“Justice for My Sister” Webseries
Award winning Documentary “Justice for My Sister” Launches Webseries
- 16 short docs & digital panel launches on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women-
Director Kimberly Bautista and the Justice for My Sister Collective in Los Angeles and Guatemala will be activating a global 16-day digital campaign to end gender-based violence. On November 25 2014, International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, Bautista will kick off the campaign by hosting a live virtual panel with Mexican actress and advocate Kate del Castillo on www.youtube.com/justiceformysister addressing domestic violence and the underreported issue of femicide in Central America. This will be followed by the release of 16 short documentaries on the YouTube channel with testimonials of resilient women and men that have decided to #BreaktheSilence. The webseries is intended to chronicle stories of survival in order to encourage others to break the silence and prevent gender-based violence before it happens. The collectives are recruiting ‘social media ambassadors’ to promote the campaign, which is accompanied by a Kickstarter online fundraiser to expand of the “Justice for My Sister” educational training program. The feature documentary has already reached audiences in 20 countries and counting, and received numerous awards internationally.
What: #16DaysofActivism to end gender-based violence
Who: Director Kimberly Bautista, Kate del Castillo, and Justice for My Sister Collective.
When: Virtual Panel on November 25, 2014 (8pm EST / 5pm PST) & Webseries November 26th – Dec 11th.
Why: The campaign is intended to further expand the transnational campaign to promote healthy relationships and denounce gender-based violence and femicide.
Director Kimberly Bautista is currently on tour through Latin American including México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica where she is wrapping up production of her webseries, working with Embassies to support the #16DaysofActivism campaign, host screenings of the feature documentary, and expand the educational programs and trainings in domestic violence prevention.
To learn more:
Justice for My Sister follows one Guatemalan woman during her three-year battle to hold her sister's killer accountable. She encounters many obstacles: a police record that is missing, a judge who is accused of killing his own wife, and witnesses who are too afraid to testify. In the end, Rebeca emerges as a leader in her community with a message for others: justice is possible.
The Justice for My Sister Collective is a co-ed, feminist, pro-immigrant rights organization that advocates for women's access to justice and gender equality. We currently have a chapter in Guatemala City and a Chapter in Los Angeles, California. We have identified organization throughout 20 countries who use our film and educational materials and toolkits to further their own local campaigns and promote gender equality using popular education techniques through the arts: film, theater, music, painting, oral history, and photography. www.justiceformysister.com