Justice for My Sister, by Kimberly Bautista (SocDoc '09) wins Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The jury unanimously voted for Justice for my Sister for best documentary.
Violence Prevention Campaign:
Touched personally by the issue of gender-based violence and inspired by the fearlessness of her main character Rebeca, Kimberly decided to launch a nationwide violence prevention campaign in Guatemala with the support of an advocacy team. The campaign consists of training the trainer, community screenings with violence prevention and healthy relationships workshops, and a text messaging campaign--launched with Freedom Connect--to connect audiences to services. These initiatives and more are being replicated in Los Angeles, and soon throughout Latin America and target cities in the U.S., with the support of Embassies, Movies That Matter Foundation, UN Women, and others.