Exhibition

15. 06. 2018

Komuna Hall

Pride Parade Festival 2018

Paola Paredes: UNTIL YOU CHANGE

retrospective of the work of the Ecuadorian photographer and activist

In Ecuador approximately 200 facilities exist to “cure” homosexual men, women and transsexuals. The majority of these centres remain open because they are disguised as treatment facilities for alcoholics and drug addicts. Imprisoned against their will, those interned are subject to emotional and physical torture, through force-feeding, beatings and corrective rape.

The author interviewed the victims and depicted the suffering they underwent there. She used theatrical methods and incorporated her own emotions, thus allowing us to see what was never meant to be seen.

Neither laws nor protests have changed my country’s attitudes, and until Ecuadorian society can accept the human right to ones sexual orientation and/or gender identity, there only remains this so called malady they will try to cure.Paola Paredes

Organisation: Pride Parade Association and Kino Šiška.

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