LET WOMEN CHOOSE

SYNOPSIS

Maria, a Spanish physician works in a maternity hospital in the Ecuadorian rainforest. She is shocked about the many premature pregnancies and the violence women in Ecuador have to face. She meets Mishell, an adolescent abused by his father, and Yanina, a woman who decides to perform a clandestine abortion. María discovers that behind unintended pregnancies again and again hides sexual violence.


FILM DIRECTOR

Xiana Yago was born in 1984 in Spain, studied medicine in Barcelona and in 2009 she moved to Berlin, where she worked as assistant director in the no- budget film scene.
In 2011 Xiana studied a Master on Screenwriting for Film and TV in the Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain). After this she led a screenwriting workshop for young people in Germany. Since 2012 she lives in Ecuador, where she is filming the documentary film “Las Mujeres Deciden” about sexual and reproductive rights in Ecuador, awarded with the Documentary Production Film Fund of the Ecuadorian Film Council (Cncine) . During 2014 she participated in the Script of the Ecuadorian-Bolivian documentary film “Ukemau y ké” about the first Bolivian rapper in Aymara language.


Technical Specifications

Film genre: Documentary
Image Format: Full HD
Display Format: DCP / BluRay
Lenght: 52/58/62 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, German

Director & Screenwriter: Xiana Yago Tortajada.

A “El Hueco Films” production with:
María Carnicer, María Pinchupa, Mishell Castro, Flor Vega, Nayelly Castro, Edith Arboleda, Gina Díaz

Director of Photography: François “Coco” Laso
Film Editor: Florencia Handler, Sofi Escudé & Xiana Yago
Music: Martín Matilla.
Sound recordist: Franz Córdova
Additional sound recordist: David Procel
Additional camera: Kike Veintimilla
Executive producers: Perrine Delangle & Xiana Yago
Design: Pitahaya Comunicación
 

GO TO GALLERY

NEXT SCREENINGS:

Nevada Women’s Film Festival/ USA
25th MARCH 2018 12h pm
Eclipse Theaters, Las Vegas

 

Festival Amnesty International / France
7th MARCH 2018 5:30 h pm
Montpelier / France
29th MARCH 2018 7:30 h pm
Cinéma Le Méliès, Port de Bouc / France

 

Festival Ojo Loco / France
31st MARCH 2018

 

PAST SCREENINGS

 

Wales International Doc Fest 2017 (UK)
April 2017
Best Edit Award

 

Roma Cinema Doc Fest 2017 (Italy)
Official selection

 

Festival Telling Tales Manchester 2017 (UK)
Best International Professional Documentary Award

 

Mzansi Women’s Film Festival 2017
Johannesburg / South Africa

 

Festival Internacional Cine de América 2017
Pachuca / Mexico

 

edoc festival internacional de cine documental 2017
Quito / Ecuador

 

Ierapetra International Documentary Festival
Ierapetra / Greece

 

Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos Pukañawi 2017
Sucre / Bolivia

 

FICFUSA: Festival Internacional de Cine de Fusagasugá 2017
Fusagasugá / Colombia

 

Bangkok Thai International Film Festival 2017
Bangkok / Thailand

 

Festival des Libertés 2017
Brussels / Belgium

 

Bannabá Fest / Panama 2017
Official selection

 

Semaine du Cinéma Équatorien de Paris 2017
Paris / France

 

Festival FILMAR en América Latina 2017
Genéve / Switzerland

 

Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana 2017
La Havana / Cuba

 

Winter Film Awards 2018
Screening at Verso Books (Brooklyn)
New York / EEUU

 

Organize a Screening

We would be really happy if you wish to organize a screening in your city, please contact the director
directora@lasmujeresdeciden.com

 

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CONTACT

XIANA YAGO, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND SCREENWRITER.

directora@lasmujeresdeciden.com
Germany: +49 157 5610 1836  |  Spain: +34 656192756

INTERNATIONAL SALES AND FESTIVAL DISTRIBUTION

Sergio García Locatelli, Quechua Films

sales@quechuafilms.com