Collection Title: FOMMA video collection
Title: La voz y la fuerza de la mujer
Date: 2001
Location: Performed at Casa FOMMA, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, in 2001.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Community theater., Indigenous theater., Mexican theater., Feminist theater.
Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), producer ; María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, writer.
Isabel Juárez Espinosa, Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, Victoria Patishtan Gómez, María Pérez Sántiz, María Francisca Oseguera Cruz.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:41
Language: In Spanish and some Tzotzil.
Synopsis: FOMMA - Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya - is a collective of Mayan women who use theater as a tool for education and community building. They are performers, playwrights, and teachers who tour their work in their communities and internationally, performing plays that focus on women's and indigenous rights, literacy, cultural survival, ecology, health, and education in the Tzeltal and Tzotzil indigenous languages. 'La voz y la fuerza de la mujer' presents the role of women in electoral politics. Don Zacarías and Doña Carmelita are the two candidates that are competing to represent the people in the upcoming elections. Zacarías' relationship with his prospective voters is patronizing and disrespectful, while Carmelita has closer ties with the women in the community, a relationship that includes open dialogue and empowerment. Through a flashback, the play narrates how Carmelita, from being part of a family who did not allow her to get an education, became a political leader following her strong will. She ends up winning the elections and the rest of the women are inspired by her example to demand their right for equality, education, and political participation and leadership.
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Copyright Holder: Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA)
Contact: Isabel Suárez
Isabel Suárez
Avenida Argentina #14
Barrio de Mexicanos
San Cristóbal de las Casas
Chiapas, México 29249
Phone(Business): +52-967-678-6730
Phone(Fax): +52-967-678-6730