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UK Premiere: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (15*) + ScreenTalk with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas

Part of: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history.

Amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear, the women share what life is really like for them and their families as the truth of the country’s difficulties are repeatedly denied by the government. Featuring stunning visuals and creative soundscapes, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos presents a uniquely beautiful country and people, who remain resilient and resourceful despite the immense challenges they face.

'This is the best film I have seen on Venezuela. It is extraordinary, very accurate, very balanced, moving, powerful. It covers all the issues Human Rights Watch covers in Venezuela – the humanitarian crisis, lack of medicines and food, exile, police abuses, lack of justice, impunity, abuse of power, violence.'

Jose Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

These screenings are followed by a discussion with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas.

 France/Venezuela 2017 Margarita Cadenas 83 min

* This film has been locally classified by the Barbican Centre

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings


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