On Thursday December 19 voting closed for the “Put a Face to Armed Violence” campaign organised by the Human Security in Latin America and the Caribbean Network (SEHLAC) with the support of Amnesty International Venezuela.
The competition encouraged film makers to think creatively in order to show the victims of armed violence and tell their stories without depicting the act of violence itself.
Word was spread all over Latin America through video production companies and universities that specialise in audiovisual courses, as well as through organisations dedicated to assisting the victims of armed violence.
Nine participants entered videos and these were put to a public vote that closed last Thursday (December 19). The winner was Cristian Mendiola’s entry with 303 votes. The Ma Ma Sur Collective came second with 176 votes and in third place was Glorybert Entrena’s entry with 171 votes.
The videos are available on Sehlac’s YouTube channel. We thank all entrants for their commitment to the ultimate objective of the competition, which was to raise awareness of the atrocities caused by firearms.