Shadow Girl for All

Niña Sombra para Todxs

  • Year: 2019-2020
  • Community Engagement project

Description: Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts, this itinerant exhibition took our award-winning documentary Shadow Girl, to activists and academics working with excluded and/or dissident identities in Chile, Canada and Costa Rica, the three countries in which Shadow Girl was shot. A crucial aspect of this itinerancy was our Three Virtual Encounters: “Disability, Precarity, Covid and Resistance” (September 26, 2020), “Otherness, Debilitation and Resistance” (November 19, 2020) and “A City for All” (December 7, 2020). After screening two of Maria Teresa Larraín’s films, Besieged Land and Shadow Girl, participants were encouraged to discuss the connections between their diverse struggles (disability, First Nations People, migrants and the LGBTIQ+ community) and propose common actions. The Three Encounters also served as a stepping stone for our current project, The Colour of Blindness.