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Tania Romero Presents Paper at Latin American Studies Conference

Tania Romero Presents Paper at Latin American Studies Conference
by Tania Romero, 2nd year IDSVA student

New trends in independent media production in Latin America are becoming the new platform for political discourses on women’s rights. French born filmmaker, Florence Jaugey’s work includes the short documentaries Historia de RosaDe Niña a Madre, and her narrative film La Yuma, which was screened at the MoMa in 2011. Her award winning films, all funded locally and through social media campaigns, have created a visual record on women’s perspectives in a society that offers few options for personal growth and the advancement of women in the workforce. These three films, which originate from the Nicaraguan contemporary reality, interject the underrepresented voices of women into ethico-political discourses.

This was the topic of Tania Romero’s paper titled, “Humanism and struggle: how independent media production is revolutionizing the women rights movement in Nicaragua” at this year’s Latin American Studies Conference which took place in Chicago, IL at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, May 2014  The encompassing topic of this year’s conference was Democracy and Memory, and included Latin American films screenings and book exhibits.