LAS BAMBAS

Las Bambas

4 women are dressed in fabrics made of sequins with shades of green and blue, like the vegetation and rivers in their background.

Their movements are reversed presenting the undoing of caressing. They touch each other changing the colors within the sequins from green to black and to gold, and from blue to a pink coper.

The colors of their bodies have changed, turning into the colors of oil and precious metals.

The backgrounds display home videos of landscapes, with a waterfall and a river stream. To end with a view captured by a drone displaying fires in the Amazon.

The images are made to be sensual and attractive, while the sound narrates the history of Chalhuahuacho. Which is not an attractive one.

A little girl narrates the history of the mining site “Las Bambas” and the impact of extractive activities in the lives of the communities, and more specifically on women. While at the beginning mining brings a certain economic prosperity, on a long term it has terrible consequences on the environment and on the communities, that inhabit the mining area.

Angela Davis says that the fight against racism cannot be separated from the fight against sexual and gender discrimination. We should add that violence against women, economic violence, and violence against nature are also all intertwined.

 

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