Join us for the premier of the Abrazaos Film premier and a dynamic international panel discussing innovative ways communities in low resource settings such as the Amazon of Peru can mobilse to prevent violence.
Keynote Speakers include:
The screening will be followed by a discussion and cheese and wine.
The GAP project
Developed by the community, for the community, the GAP project is a unique initiative to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in remote, low-resource settings. The project is a partnership between the communities of the Lower Napo River, DB Peru and University College London. We use Participatory Action Research (PAR) to develop community-driven insights and interventions for the primary prevention of GBV in the Peruvian Amazon.
The Film, Abrazados, captures the profound changes that occur when a group of rural Amazonian communities come together to address gender violence for the first time. Through three complementary vignettes, the viewer gains a deep appreciation of the challenges of jungle life, the deep-seeded issue of gender violence in river communities, and the touching way in which the community responds to locally-developed initiatives over the course of one year. Most powerfully, the viewer gains an insight into the personal transformation of the lives of the community health workers who led this work – each of whom have encountered violence in their lives, and each of whom share their compelling reasons for participating in the project.The film represents a unique collaboration between the communities of the Lower Napo River, filmmaker Anne Fentress, the NGO DB Peru, and University College London. Through a two-year process of living and working alongside the river communities and GAP project team, Anne and her team have crafted highly personal, sensitive and powerful perspectives into the lives of a very special group of communities in the Amazon of Peru.
December 4, 2019 5:30 PM