SPANISH WOMEN'S AUDIOVISUAL ASSOCIATIONS CALL FOR A CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE AGAINST SEXUAL, GENDER AND POWER ABUSE
The associations, which represent more than 2,000 audiovisual professionals, stress the importance of fighting discrimination and stereotypes. Two round tables will yake place in San Sebastian Film Festival- Zinemaldia.
The audiovisual women's associations that make up the Inter-territorial Working Group on Equality in the Audiovisual 50/50: AAMMA (Andalusia), AMMA (Murcia), Dona i Cinema (Comunitat Valenciana), Dones Visuals (Catalonia), (H)emen (Basque Country) and Mujeres en la Industria de la Animación (MIA) together with the national CIMA, will meet at the 71st San Sebastian Film Festival to discuss two key issues facing women in the film industry: Abuses based on sex, gender or power in the sector and Discrimination and gender stereotypes in the audiovisual sector.
Two round tables will take place in the festival:
"Eradicating gender discrimination and stereotypes in the audiovisual sector: the pleasure of recognising oneself on the screen".
On Tuesday 26 September at 6 p.m. in the Press Conference Room of the Kursaal, with the participation of the director, Arantxa Echevarría, actresses, Paz de Alarcón and Clara Sans, the researcher, Pilar Rodríguez Pérez, moderated by the representative of the RTVE Equality Observatory, Beatriz Aparicio.
"Good practices for an audiovisual free of abuse for sexual, gender or power reasons".
On Wednesday 27 September at 11 a.m. in the Assembly Hall of the San Telmo Museum, with the participation of Carla Vall i Duran, a lawyer and expert in the prevention of sexist violence, Aina Gimeno, AAPV's equality secretary, and Maitane San Nicolás, intimacy coordinator, moderated by Virginia Yagüe, president of DAMA.
Both roundtables have been jointly organised by the San Sebastian Festival's Area for thought and debate, the women's audiovisual associations of the Interterritorial Working Group and the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media, CIMA, with the collaboration of the RTVE Equality Observatory, the Catalan Film Academy and the Valencian Union of Actors and Professional Actresses.