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Fly so Far


Imagine that you are pregnant. You are in your ninth month. You feel an intense pain. You faint. When you wake up, you are at the hospital, surrounded by police officers. They accuse you of having killed your own baby. This is the story of Teodora Vásquez, the spokesperson of “The Seventeen”, the women accused of aggravated homicide in El Salvador because of having a miscarriage or a stillbirth. Fly So Far follows Teodora and The Seventeen in their struggle to regain their freedom. Due to the criminalization of abortion, they have been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for having an obstetric emergency. Their testimonies and cases are evidence of the State’s violence against women, but also of collective resilience, solidarity and sisterhood.

89 minutes

Sweden & El Salvador
Spanish with Arabic subtitles

Original Title: Nuestra Libertad
International Title: Fly So Far
Director: Celina Escher
Cast: Teodora Vásquez & The 17+
Producer: Mónica Hernández Rejón
Producer Company: Pråmfilm AB
Editor: Matteo Faccenda
Cinematographers: Guillermo Argueta, Audun Fjeldheim, Celina Escher, Christian Rivera, Fabricio Sibrián, Camilo Henríquez, Nils Bucher, Kalle Jansson, and Maria Åkesson
Animation: Louisa Wallström & Roland Seer
Original music: Mahan Mobashery and Nils Bucher
Sound design: Anders Lindahl/Ljudbang
International distribution: CAT&Docs

Screening Dates

Jerusalem, Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center, Thursday 03.11 17:00
Bethlehem, Al Jisser - Beit Sahour, Saturday 05.11 22:00