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A film by Pamela Yates

USA, Social Issue Documentary, 2014
84 min, HDV, Color/Black & White
Spanish, Portuguese, English, Quechua with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


In Latin America, millions of women living in poverty and exclusion are seeking a better life. In DISRUPTION, we meet these women and follow a band of activist economists who believe that poverty and inequality can be eliminated. These creative economists work in marginal communities and in corporate headquarters building bridges between impoverished women, governments and even international bankers. As the number of women participating in these programs increases, a remarkable political energy bubbles forth, presenting a new paradigm for Latin America and crucial lessons for us in the United States and Europe. The film will be the director’s second to screen recently with Cine Las Americas. Yates’ film GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR, was presented as part of the Cinema of Conflict & Transformation Series presented by the Austin Community College’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program last fall.

Texas Premiere
Co-presented by Lights. Camera. Help.

About the director

Pamela Yates wPamela Yates is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Guggenheim Fellow, and co-founder of Skylight Pictures. Through the company, she is dedicated to creating films and digital media tools that advance awareness of human rights and justice by implementing multi¬year outreach campaigns designed to engage and activate social change.


Producer: Paco de Onís
Production Companies: Skylight Pictures
Screenwriter: Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy.
Sound Design: String & Can
Cinematographer: Melle van Essen
Editor: Peter Kinoy
Sound Design: Julio Mauro, José Jairo Florez, Jon Figueroa
Music: Roger Miller
Cast: Agripina Perea, Any Benitez, Yves Moury, Maria Brivit, Johanna Briyit, Maze Saraiva, Andrea Rodriquez, Fidela Hanccoccallo

Print Source: Nora Christiani – Skylight,



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