The Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA) adds to the urgent cry of Not one less at the 33rd gala of the Goya Awards, that will take place for the first time in the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses (FIBES) of Seville, this Saturday, 2 of feberero. Faced with the anguished reality of women murdered by sexist violence and against the campaign of irresponsible and reckless lies that continue to spread in recent times, CIMA joins the denunciation of this alarming situation and the demand for an immediate solution.
The women of the cinema -CIMA and AAMMA (Andalusian Association of Women of Audiovisual Media) – will distribute its red fans at the Goya Awards gala to invite all Spanish cinema to fight macho violence and the lies that encourage it. From the awareness of the importance that the cinema and the audiovisual sector have to overthrow unequal and dangerous stereotypes, CIMA continues to demand # MÁSMUJERES in the movies that overthrew the machista stereotypes of this society; # MÁSMUJERES that transform society to build an egalitarian society and # MÁSMUJERES that contribute to the world that we share the necessary feminine look.
According to the data compiled by Comscore for the Ministry of Culture, last 2018 187 Spanish films were released, of which only 36 had a woman in management (20%). Of those 36 feature films directed by women, 17 were fiction and 21 were documentaries. Despite the prevailing inequality, three of the four nominees this year in the Best New Direction category are women (Andrea Jaurrieta, Arantxa Echevarría and Celia Rico).
On the other hand, the data collected by the Government Delegation for Gender Violence, eight women have been killed at the hands of sexist violence in the first month of 2019 in Spain. But, since these official figures have been computed in Spain since 2003, 976 women have been murdered at the hands of their partners or ex-partners. In 2018, cases amounted to 47 murdered; 51 in 201 and 49 in 2016.