Since the end of the dictatorship in 1983, more than 3,000 women have died in Argentina because of clandestine abortions, a tally that amounts to one a week. Others do not lose their lives, but they are stigmatized, mistreated, and criminalized by claim autonomy over their bodies. This is the reality that shows the documentary ‘The green wave (which is law)’, in which the argentinean Juan Solanas does not give rise to debate: abortion as a human right, legal abortion not to die.
The tape runs along, with a vocation militant, the amalgam of women who make up the so-called tidal green, the movement for the decriminalization of abortion that has shaken Argentina. Them, with their scarves of green, with their chants, with their strength, have become a symbol of feminist global. On the statements of survivors, activists, congresswomen, and even catholic in favor of the right to decide and cures of basis, Solanas unfolds in a chronological journey that begins in the months leading up to August 2018, when the legalization is grazed with the fingers in the argentine Senate, remaining at the door by a couple of votes. The battle prior to this historical moment serves to further other acts of violence that cross women, such as sexual violence, femicide and violence obstetric.
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The higher cost of the underground is paid by the young and the poorcomplained one of the women who speak before the camera. In them is the focus of the filmmaker, which not only shows the most visible face of the tide of green, the feminist movement, student and urban, but also delves into other corners of the Argentina rural. Ana, a militant feminist Humuahuaca, province of Jujuy, never removes the scarf green. “So know that I can ask, you know that I’m going to accompany”, he says, conscious of the criminalization faced by the women of her environment. In Santa Fe we find the family of one of the most painful, the of Ana Maria Acevedo, who, for 20 years, doctors were prevented from aborting even though they have cancer, ordering it to death. “She was catholic and she was not given the opportunity of life, murdered”says his mother, before the eyes of three young children who left Ana Maria.
It may be that ‘The green wave’ it does not please those looking for a documentary with an unbiased approach, a synthesis between postures antagonistic, even a approach. Tape is a policy that is revealed as such from the first minute and does not strives to make large concessions to styleperhaps the only thing that can be attributed to it. A story direct and simple, grounded in the word of those who are on the front line of battle. Today they can speak, those who have survived, those that lost their daughters, sisters and friends in the way, defending the right to decide, even against the dictates of the religious institution. They are unstoppable, and this story only strengthens it: it will be Law.
The worst: The visual part could have been enhanced more
The best:His activism, without complications, by a necessary cause