BREAKING THE SILENCE

WORK IN PROGRESS

Breaking the silence is a photographic report on the struggle of indigenous women in Guatemala for their territory-body.

Mayan indigenous women, self-appointed as Defenders, have led the community fight against the entry of transnational companies that plunder natural resources in indigenous territory.  In some territories, they beat these companies. The voices of the river speak of how they  return to their daily lives once the companies have stopped their activities in indigenous territory. They carry out collective healing sessions, to heal guilt and pain. They remain active in other struggles, such as gender violence. They recover their daily life after being criminalized, assaulted, some murdered.