Indebted to All Women

María Lobo & Roi Guitián | Spain, El Salvador | 2019 | 61 mins


Abortion in El Salvador is punished with 20-40 years in prison. Indebted to All Women wants to give voice to those women suffering and struggling to change one of the most restrictive law in the world for sexual & reproductive rights.

About the Filmmakers

María Lobo and Roi Guitián have worked in media for 17 years. Together, they have been part of the technical and directing team in documentary feature films, such as “Yindabad” (2007), a documentary awarded at three international film festivals that narrates the struggle of the Adivasi tribes against the construction of a dam in India, and “Within the Circle”(2012), a story about mental health told by the protagonists of an audiovisual project of social inclusion.

Both, combine their journalistic and audiovisual work with different projects in the field of non-formal education through communication & participation, from which webdocs such as “FaiRua” (2015) and “Round Trip Volunteering” (2018) were created. As freelance, they have also worked for TV and independent production companies. Their last film together, the first together as co-directors, is “Indebted to All Women” (2019), a documentary created for political and social advocacy in El Salvador within the framework of an international cooperation project.

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Many of the women featured in the film continue to fight for their freedom. In May 2022, Jacqueline one of the two women speaking from prison in the film, was happily released. She signed adoption papers for her daughter, who survived her birth, and met her mother after 10 years that Jacqueline sat in prison.

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