In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, join director Kimberly Bautista, actress Kate Del Castillo and members of the Los Angeles Police Department and Central American Consulates of Los Angeles for a screening of JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER and a discussion on the obstacles women of Central America face to find justice when they have suffered violence. The cinema-forum will take place Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm at the Maya Angelou High School Auditorium, 300 E. 53rd Street Los Angeles, CA. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/201210066680965/.
JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER
Producer/Director: Kimberly Bautista
Adela, 27, left home for work one day and never returned. Her ex-boyfriend beat her until she was unrecognizable and left her at the side of the road. Her story is all too familiar in Guatemala, where 6,000 women have been murdered in the last decade. Only 2% of those killers have been sentenced. Adela’s sister Rebeca, 34, is determined to see that Adela’s killer is held accountable. She makes tortillas at home and sells them in order to raise her five children, as well as the three children Adela left behind.
The challenges Rebeca encounters in her search for justice are illustrative of the thousands of other cases like this one in Guatemala. However, her willingness to practically take on the role of investigator while she is still mourning is exceptional. She encounters many setbacks during her three-year battle: a missing police report, a judge accused of killing his own wife, and witnesses who are too afraid to testify. Completely transformed by her struggle, Rebeca emerges as a feminist leader in her rural community with a message for others: justice is possible. For more information about JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER, please visit: www.justiceformysister.com.