United Nations screening of “We are Fire”

When: 24 November 2023, 16:30-18:30 (CET)

Where: Cinematek, Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussels.

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To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2023, the United Nations in Brussels, Blue Bird Docs & Clin d’Oeil Films are delighted to invite you to the screening of “We are Fire” by Karen Vázquez Guadarrama, which will be followed by a debate.

The event will take place on 24 November 2023, from 16h30 to 18h30h at the Cinematek, Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussels.


In Mexico, every day around 10 women are murdered. Over the last six years, the number of disappeared women and girls has tripled. According to official data, in 2022 a total of 3,754 women and girls were assassinated – and only 947 of them were investigated as

In a country where public conversations on matters of security and violence seem too often dominated by drug-related crimes, Mar Maremoto tries to break the silence that has for too long minimized the extent of this violence. By sharing her artwork on her Instagram account, she provides a safe space for her audience. In the documentary, Mar engages with victims and survivors, delving into the impact of their experiences, their coping mechanisms, and ways of self-defense. Most importantly, the film seeks to unravel the reasons behind the high femicide rate and explore avenues for bringing about change.

Duration of the film: 52min.


Panelists :

  • Mar Maremoto, Mexican feminist, artivist and illustrator
  • Florence Raes, Director, UN Women Brussels Office
  • Céline Mias, Director and EU Representative, Care International
  • Erica Gerretsen, Director, DG INTPA, European Commission
  • Moderation: Louise Haxthausen, Director, UNESCO Brussels Liaison Office

About the International Day and 16 days campaign

On 25th of November, the world will be marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On the same day, the world will kick-off the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls, which will last until 10 December, Human Rights Day. The theme and activities of this year’s campaing will take place under the global banner: UNiTE! Invest to prevent violence against women & girls. The campaign will focus on the importance of financing different prevention strategies to stop violence from occurring in the first place. Violence against women and girls disrupts peace and stability within families and communities. It triggers myriad costs to societies in healthcare, education, social protection, justice and productivity, preventing economies from achieving their full potential. The solution lies in robust responses, including investment in prevention. Join the online campaign! #NoExcuse #16Days.

About Draw for Change Series, a series by Guillaume Vandenberghe and Vincent Coen, produced by Clin d’oeil Films.

Draw For Change! is a 6 part documentary series about female cartoonists from all around the globe, challenging the red lines and the taboos of their society. Zooming in on their drawings, these cartoonists take us on a journey into their world in search of people who experience their drawings in reality. In this series we’ll meet strong women who are each rebellious in their own way: they draw because it is unthinkable for them not to do so. The price they pay for performing their work gives these characters a dramatic edge. They have been fired, intimidated or threatened with death. But they invariably refuse to give in and succeed – if only a little – in changing their society.

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Kindly note that onsite registration will be open from 16h15. Start of the event at 16h30.

Should you no longer be able to join, please inform us as soon as possible, so we can ensure to fill in all the available seats!