Femicide. One case, many struggles.

On July 19th, 2005, María Elena Gómez went out with her partner, Ernesto Jorge Narcisi in Buenos Aires. That evening, he stabbed her to death. The media communicated the news as a “crime of passion in Puerto Madero”.
Ten years later, Mara Avila, the victim’s daughter, will resignify that so-called “crime of passion” as a “femicide”. She will decide to make a first-person documentary film. From both a subjective and social approach, she will give her biggest tragedy in life a political meaning.

  • Mara Avila
    Director
  • Mara Avila
    Writer
  • Mara Avila
    Producer
  • Mara Avila
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Femicidio. Un caso, múltiples luchas
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oruro Film Festival
    La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    July 23, 2020
  • Oruro Film Festival
    Sucre
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    January 24, 2020
  • Leonardo Favio National Film Festival
    Bolívar
    Argentina
    August 19, 2019
    Official selection (Documentaries)
  • Muestra internacional de cine Memoria, Verdad, Justicia 2019
    Guatemala
    Guatemala
    May 4, 2019
    World premiere
    Official selection
  • Contra el silencio, todas las voces
    Mexico
    Mexico
    September 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Muestra de cine de la lluvia
    Villa La Angostura
    Argentina
    May 30, 2019
    Screening
    Official selection
  • 34 Encuentro Plurinacional de Mujeres, Lesbianas, Trans, Travestis, Bisexuales y No-binaries
    La Plata
    Argentina
    October 13, 2019
  • Premiere at Gaumont Theater
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    March 7, 2019
    Premiere
  • Screening at Teatriz movie theater
    Mar del Plata
    Argentina
    July 16, 2019
  • Screening at Espacio INCAA Guaymallén
    Guaymallén
    Argentina
    August 15, 2019
  • Screening at Espacio INCAA Trelew
    Trelew
    Argentina
    August 17, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Mara Avila
    Country: Argentina
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mara Avila

Director, producer, scriptwriter and the main character in the first-person documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles (2018), Mara Avila premiered this film, her first feature, at Gaumont Theater in Buenos Aires City, on March 7th 2019. One day prior to Women’s International Day, this first release has not only allowed her to promote the film but also to keep struggling against gender violence, as the daughter of a victim of femicide in Argentina. Supported by the National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA in Spanish), the documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles has been Mara’s thesis, with which she got her Degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in December 2018. Born and raised in the “porteño” city, she is now studying Arts at the University of Buenos Aires as well as contemporary dance and improvisation lessons with different Argentine teachers, such as Jimena Pérez Salerno and Eugenia Estévez. Her film Femicide. One case, many struggles was internationally premiered in Guatemala at the X Muestra Memoria, Verdad, Justicia on May 4th, 2019.

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