Kimberly Bautista’s “Justice for My Sister” L.A. Premiere at LALIFF


 Award-winning documentary chronicles the violence against women in Guatemala
L.A. Premiere – Sunday, October 13th at 3PM
TCL Chinese Theaters, Theater #4 6925 Hollywood Blvd

Kate del Castillo Narrates

Panel Discussion About Women & Girls in Media
Friday, October 11th at 5:30PM

LALIFF-Watch-2013_256Director Kimberly Bautista‘s documentary tells the story of Adela, 27, who left home for work one day and never returned. Her ex-boyfriend beat her until she was unrecognizable and left her at the side of the road. In Guatemala, her story is all to familiar, where 6,00 women have been murdered in the last decade. Only two percent of those killers have been sentenced. Adela’s sister, Rebeca, is determined to bring Adela’s killer to justice.

Winner of the 2012 HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award

As a result of Rebeca’s persistence to hold a killer accountable, she becomes transformed from her journey and emerges as a feminist leader in her rural community. Indeed, justice is possible.

Director/Producer:  Kimberly Bautista
Screenwriter: Kimberly Bautista
Director of Photographer: Kimberly Bautista, Juan Mejia
Editor: Kimberly Bautista, Michael Flores
Sound:  Joe Milner
Music:  Quetzal Flores
Cast:  Kate del Castillo (Narrator)

Awards:  Winner of the 2012 HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award, First Place Winner, Cuban Hat Transmedia Pitch, Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France, 2012 Latino Artist Mentorship, National Association of Latino Independent Producers 2010-11 Princess Grace Award, Documentary Honorarium, 2008 Silver Butterfly — Camera Justitia Award — Moves that Matter Festival 2013.


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