International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Film Series
Join Spain and Colombia in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with the screening of two Spanish films.
Within the context of United Nations’ The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence annual international campaign that runs from November 25 until December 10, and in line with the Feminist Foreign Policy of both countries, the Permanent Observer Mission of Spain to the Organization of the American States and the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the Organization of the American States present this series of films and panels.
The series features a short and a full-length movie by Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollaín to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25.
A Love that Kills
- On Wednesday, November 29 at 5 pm.
- Directed by Icíar Bollaín, Spain, 2000, 20 minutes.
- In Spanish with English subtitles.
- Original title: Amores que matan.
- Post-screening panel in Spanish moderated by Colombian Ambassador Vargas and Permanent Observer Ambassador of Spain to the Organization American States, Carmen Montón.
The two million Spanish women who are victims of domestic violence and the death each week of a woman at the hands of her partner is not fictional.
Take my Eyes
- On Thursday, November 30 at 5 pm.
- Directed by Icíar Bollaín, Spain, 2003, 109 minutes. Original title: Te doy mis ojos.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
- Post-screening panel in Spanish.
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what’s more, “She gave him her eyes.”