Category: Guatemala

Guatemala’s elections marred by scandels

Reporting and producing for France 24. Filming/editing by Matthieu Comin.   A government rocked by a corruption scandal, a wave of public protests, a president who resigns after being stripped of his immunity: this is the state of Guatemala just days away from presidential elections. So who will Guatemalans vote for on September 6, and can they overcome the crisis?…

Documentary: Blessed Fruit of the Womb

Blessed Fruit of the Womb

A documentary about reproductive rights in Guatemala

Undeterred by the power of the church, corrupt politics, and a male-dominated culture where they’ve even been threatened with lynching, Evelyn and Ester, two indigenous Guatemalans, courageously travel the mountains and valleys of their native country on a quest to provide family planning education and access to birth control methods to women. It is a fight for reproductive rights and freedom in a country with the highest fertility rate in Latin America, staggering poverty, and a population in which 1 out of every 2 children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition (the fourth highest rate in the world).

I worked on this documentary as field-producer/researcher while with the NGO WINGS in 2011. It was an official selection for the United Nations Association Film Festival.

 

Guatemala’s Hungry Children

FOR THE TICO TIMES, DEC 8th 2011 Original story here: http://www.ticotimes.net/2011/12/09/the-children-of-guatemala-are-starving CUYUTA, GUATEMALA – Children in Guatemala are starving. But like their parents, one might not notice. There are few bones jutting out, few oversize heads and bellies. But a slow, deep hunger has been building in Guatemala for decades. And now it’s destroying a generation. In the drab-sounding hamlet of…

Guatemala’s Malnourished Children

ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY TICO TIMES 2011 http://www.ticotimes.net/2011/12/09/the-children-of-guatemala-are-starving CUYUTA, GUATEMALA – Children in Guatemala are starving. But like their parents, one might not notice. There are few bones jutting out, few oversize heads and bellies. But a slow, deep hunger has been building in Guatemala for decades. And now it’s destroying a generation. In the drab-sounding hamlet of Lote 14 (Lot…