For the last few years we have been witnessing an increasing visibility of gender issues in the world. In Argentina, the debate and actions around these issues in the context of the film industry, was amplified in the last three years. And this was possible in the heat of other demands sustained by several groups of women that precede us.
The first of these MUA-Mujeres Audiovisuales created in 2015, is an organization that brings together a wide network of women workers who are part of the production and realization of audiovisual content of film, television and new platforms in Argentina . Its objectives have to do with the promotion of gender equity within and from audiovisual media, generating actions that ensure and transform discourses and practices. They propose:
"Achieve gender parity in the workplace, promote leadership and the presence of women in decision-making spaces, encourage creative projects of women to expand and enrich the way we participate and are represented in all formats of the global media. "MUA-Mujeres Audiovisuales
Two years later, in 2017, Acción Mujeres emerged, a new self-convened feminist collective made up of directors, producers, writers, actresses and techniques that meet to develop and ensure policies with a gender perspective within the audiovisual industry.
We must mention as an inescapable antecedent to the festival created in 1985 at the initiative of a few directors of fiction films of the time, together with actresses and television workers with the clear purpose of giving a space for the dissemination of films directed by women, and which has taken new momentum in recent years.
To this panorama it is added that from the union associations that bring together actresses / actors, producers and film technicians (such as AAA, SAGAI, Argentores, EDA, ADF, APYMA and also in some associations of directors) began to organize quickly commissions around to these issues.
Todo este trabajo tiene su sustento en los números de la realidad que muestran que a pesar que en Argentina las mujeres tienen una mayor presencia por ejemplo en las escuelas de cine, luego en la etapa laboral no todas llegan a obtener puestos acordes a su capacitación.
Suffice it to say that in the last decade, 1622 Argentine movies were released, of which only 222 had women in the direction, which means 13.68% of the total card. In DAC we have some figures that allow us to say that the work has just begun since the differences show that we are far from an equity.
Por todas estas razones es que DAC ha resuelto crear una Comisión de Género que se propone trabajar sobre las actuales propuestas y demandas de equidad que surgen en torno a nuestro quehacer audiovisual.
From this space we propose to develop a series of activities and exchanges that support and promote the 50/50 policies for 2020 that the world audiovisual industry has set as the goal to achieve.
Such a global movement does not respond to a fashion but to a necessary visibility of the problems that have not been contextualized over the years.
We will carry forward a coherent and consensual participation according to our bylaws, which will undoubtedly be productive and beneficial to place us in the historical moment we are going through.