Friday, 16 March 2018 20:26

'Palomas' Project Represents Cuban Women at UN

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United Nations-  Cuban director Lizette Vila brought today to the UN headquarters in New York the experiences she has lived through with her audiovisual presentation ''Palomas'', which defends a culture of peace, equality and diversity.

Vila is part of the delegation of Cuban women participating in the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, which will be held until next week.

She told Prensa Latina that this is a great opportunity to learn about the realities of so many women in the world and to feel the joy of knowing how Cuban women are making progress regarding gender equality.

But many others, in different parts of the world, have not yet been capable of taking even the first steps, she said.

The director also highlighted the growing female presence in many sectors of society, for example, the Cuban mission to the United Nations has two ambassadors and a large team of women.

Precisely that is what we want in 'Palomas', to promote the ideology of gender and more opportunities for well-being, happiness, social justice, reparation for pain, as the UN also promotes the sustainable development agenda. The most recent production of 'Palomas', the documentary film 'Women ... from garbage to well-being', co-directed by Ingrid Leon and texts by journalist Sara Mas, will be screened on March 31 at the Charles Chaplin movie theater in the Cuban capital.

The 34-minute film debates on the dumping and collection of solid waste in Havana and draws parallels between the city and the female figure, in a subtle semantic game that becomes a tribute and contribution to ecofeminism.

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