JUNE 25, 2015. 7:30 PM.
King Juan Carlos of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South,
Btwn. Thompson and Sullivan Street NY 10012
A band of Latin American activist-economists sets out to reduce inequality in the region with a model the places women at the center of the drive for social change. Collaborating with governments, big banks, and women marginalized by poverty in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, they spread financial literacy horizontally using digital education tools and innovative strategies for financial inclusion. Through the program, the women become empowered economic and political agents in their communities, leading the process of societal transformation from the bottom up. 3 millions lives have already been changed. If the model is taken to scale, can 20 million women to upend a continent?
Date completed: 2014
Country: USA, Peru, Columbia, Brazil
Film Category: Documentary
Length of Film: 85 min
ORIGINAL TITLE: DISRUPTION
DIRECTOR: Pamela Yates
PRODUCER: Paco de Onís
Pamela Yates was born and raised in Pennsylvania but at the age of 16 she moved to New York City. Yates is a co-founder of Skylight Pictures, a company dedicated to creating films and digital media tools that advance awareness of human rights. Her films have spanned the globe geographically, covering a wide spectrum of human experience. She directed When the Mountains Tremble (Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival). She also directed a trilogy of films Living Broke in Boom Times, an inside look at homeless activistsʼ movement to end poverty. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in support of her current film, Granito. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.