"Libertad" was finalist for the VIA Arts Prize
Libertad is inspired by the hope of a more equal and inclusive society.
During the last few years, in several Latin American countries, social movements of Afro-descendants obtained the recognition of important collective rights and forced their states and public opinion to accept the persistence of racism in their respective societies. In order to overcome racial discrimination and the social and political exclusion to which they have been historically subjected, however, there is still a long way to go in the fight for true equality.
Afro-descendant women have always been the most affected since they are inserted in a complex system of structural discrimination of both race and gender . Linking the fight against racism with overcoming gender discrimination and the search for autonomy for Afro-descendant women requires taking on the great challenges as a society for their individual and collective recognition as subjects of rights.