CoAS Raises Awareness about Juárez Femicides
By Julia Perch
June 25, 2010 — Discussion turned to the film’s dramatization of events. “I had a lot of misgivings about the film,” said Ibieta, “[but] it works really well with a popular audience …[and] a lot of it is actually pretty factual.” She was referring specifically to the danger Lopez’s character encountered while investigating in Juárez. “In 2004, five investigative reporters disappeared … and at this point, Mexico is the second most dangerous place for journalists in the world,” Ibieta continued.
Ibieta explained that in Mexico, the system for finding the masterminds behind these murders is corrupt; authorities coerce witnesses into testifying, a reality that Ibieta felt was accurately portrayed in the film.
Overall, it seemed that most D3 attendees felt the movie was eye-opening, accurate in terms of representing events taking place in Juárez, and an informative way of introducing the “Ni Una Mas” project.
For more information about Drexel’s university-wide “Ni Una Mas” project, visit http://www.drexel.edu/Juárez/.
For more information about CoAS D3 events, visit: http://www.drexel.edu/coas/news/d3/
Julia Perch graduated with a degree in English in June 2011.