FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
Protesta is an international film festival focused on social criticism that gives you the opportunity to be another piece in the movement to transform society through film.
We believe that the screen is a way to shine light on the hidden realities of our world and give a voice to those who are silenced. It is also a way to appeal to the emotions directly. Films make you feel, and we are convinced that what society needs most is to feel more. We believe that another world is possible, and here at Protesta, a festival for activism, transformation, and feminism, we want to help accelerate that change to society through cinema.
Festival Protesta strives for equal participation by ensuring that at least half of the feature films are directed by women. It’s sadly much more challenging because there aren’t nearly as many films with female directors. But since the beginning, we’ve been a feminist festival, and we didn’t want to wait years to fulfill our promise to fight for equality, we are doing it now!
THEME of 2019
Man. Woman. The meaning of these categories are currently being explored. A door has opened with fresh air coming through, a breeze that allows us to have a new perspective, a freer one. A thousand nuances appear between the only two accepted genders up to today. The grey palate collects colors and form, and the expressions of gender are now claimed as diverse and fluid.
Since Protesta began, we have thought a lot about this theme and its importance in shaping who we are and how we relate to one another, what is expected of us as men or women, and how we live under pressure to fit into a category that we have been assigned. In this 7th installment of Protesta, we will reflect on gender roles and stereotypes, motherhood, new masculinities, trans and gender identity, and education without sexism in order to delve deeper and participate in today’s revolution—a revolution that will change everything for a better society.