After a much needed hiatus and short summer vacation, I'm excited to get back to working on my film! And within the next week - some more research! Although I've done all my reading and done as much as I could with academic journals and articles alone, Inmujeres has, unfortunately, not gotten back to me at all with the materials that I requested.
I really want that list of names, so with the help of some connections, I've managed to book an interview with a journalist from Ciudad Juarez that has written several pieces on femicide, and another interview with a woman who is a women's rights activist and an advocate for victims of femicide.
Due to serious safety concerns, I will not be disclosing the identities of those who will be interviewed; they were kind and brave enough to come forward and let me ask them some very difficult questions, for the sake of this story to be shared and spread awareness.
The voice recordings from the interview will be featured in "The Making of: Feminicidio", which will (hopefully) come out next Summer, after the film is screened in Chicago.
But for now, back to the drawing board.