Yalitza Aparicio is in Guatemala to film her participation in the documentary “Peace Peace Now Now”. Within this journey, heThe actress had the opportunity to meet Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, and also the actress Maria Mercedes Coroy.
The “Roma” actress shared photos of the meeting in the stories on her Instagram account. In the three images you can see the three women living together, and you can see the moment when Menchú gave a garment to the Mexican actress. “One of the most beautiful encounters of this trip”, Wrote the also teacher.
For its part, María Mercedes Coroy also shared images of the meeting, in which the Guatemalan activist Leticia Teleguario also appeared.
“In this journey, I have met many people who have been inspiration personally and professionally. Today I had the privilege of sharing with 3 women @yalitzaapariciomtz @rigobertamenchu @letty_teleguario who with their lives, motivate me to move forward, fighting for my dreams and believing that every day we can grow and be better when we join forces, working on what makes us happy, but also contributing to achieve mentality changes in a society where we all seek equality ”, wrote the protagonist of the “Malinche” series.
“Peace Peace Now Now” is a project that denounces gender violence in Latin America, and in which renowned actresses such as Daniela Vega and Ester Expósito participate, as well as the vocalist of the musical group Garbage, Shirley Manson.
At the beginning of this week, the also teacher, shared the first images of her participation in the production, directed by Daniela Vega herself. In the snapshots, Yalitza Aparicio is seen aboard a motor boat, in some remote corner of Guatemala, during the filming of the third episode.
“I am excited to learn that these stories will be told from the perspective of four women, each of whom have struggled in our fields in some way., and we have sought to bring vital attention to their cases, “said the Mexican actress in an interview with the agency EFE.
The documentary will be filmed in my series model and will have four episodes, each of them starring the famous women mentioned.
The objective is to give a voice to communities in different parts of the continent in order to collect testimonies from women who suffered sexist violence.
One of the chapters is starring Ester Expósito and was recorded in Barcelona, Spain, in recent days. This was directed by the renowned Goya-winning filmmaker Isabel Coixet (The Library, My Life Without Me). In addition to this, the first episode was filmed, with Shirley Manson, in Santiago de Chile.
The next installment, of Daniela Vega, is focused on covering that the problem of machismo is an international issue. As proof of this, it will focus on giving a voice to a camp of women displaced by violence and the armed conflict in Colombia, which is called “The City of Women.”
For its part, Yalitza Aparicio will give a voice to the violence and accounts of sexual abuse suffered by women in the Sepur Zarco region, in what is one of the most heartbreaking events in the history of Guatemala, which was severely decimated by a civil war that lasted 36 years. Sepur Zarco was surrounded by soldiers who detained and sexually abused dozens of indigenous women of Q’echi origin.
Ester Expósito will approach the Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who had to move to Spain after receiving death threats after denouncing a group of pedophiles who had a lot of influence with very prominent politicians in Mexico.
Shirley Manson will be part of the Chile episode, where she will meet with the Cueca Sola resistance group, women who suffered the disappearance of their partners and husbands at the hands of soldiers belonging to the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.