Fighting to Not Be Forgotten: 26 Years of Feminicides in Ciudad Juárez, 2019. Documentary film, 20:50 minutes.
In the border city of Ciudad Juárez, México, the bodies of over 1700 young women have been found dead in remote and desolated areas of the city. For the last twenty-six years, these feminicides have gone unpunished. As violence caused by the war against drugs continues to escalate, organized crime, conglomerate corporations, and the Mexican government continue to be part of a lethal underground machine that aims to use, abuse, and dispose of the female body. This film follows the story of Norma and Silvia, the mothers of Idaly and Fabiola who disappeared in 2010. After becoming victims of sex trafficking, Idaly and Fabiola’s fragments of bones were later found and identified through DNA analyses. This documentary follows the perilous journey that mothers like Norma and Silvia embark on, as activists demanding answers and justice from the authorities, and fight to keep the memory of their daughters alive.