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Prayers for the Stolen: Equality Now in conversation with Mexican filmmaker Tatiana Huezo and activist scholar Dr. Lupita Ramos

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As part of 16 Days of Activism, Equality Now and Netflix hosted an intimate conversation about the film “Prayers for the Stolen,” Mexico’s official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards. The film tells the story of young girls coming of age in a rural and militarized Mexican town controlled by drug cartels.

Equality Now’s Latin America Representative Barbara Jimenez-Santiago speaks with the film’s director, Tatiana Huezo, and Mexican scholar and activist Dr. Lupita Ramos about the various gendered impact of the drug trade including: forced migration, sexual violence, and sex trafficking.

Gender-based violence, including femicide and forced disappearances, occurs at an alarming rate in Mexico and across Latin America. This film sheds an important spotlight on these topics, handling them with nuance, sensitivity and complexity. We hope you join us in raising awareness to this important topic by watching and sharing with your networks!

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