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Chile: Activists use needle and thread to protest against injustice

Chile, Santiago
February 14, 2020 at 17:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

A project led by Chilean feminism activists attempted to transform activities which were in the past associated with housewives, such as sewing and embroidering, into a message of political struggle.

Footage filmed in Santaigo on Thursday shows dozens of women sewing slogans to express their demands on various fabrics.

"Embroidery for us is a political act too. It is an act of denouncing”, said activist Ximena Nunez pointing at the deep roots of the movement.

"We collect a bit of the tradition of the seamstresses of the eighties, which in Chile was the only way to find out what was happening with the disappeared detainees”.

According to Tania Garcia, the event's organiser, these activists were "expressing themselves in something that is material, that is tangible," generating "lessons" for future generations.

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A project led by Chilean feminism activists attempted to transform activities which were in the past associated with housewives, such as sewing and embroidering, into a message of political struggle.

Footage filmed in Santaigo on Thursday shows dozens of women sewing slogans to express their demands on various fabrics.

"Embroidery for us is a political act too. It is an act of denouncing”, said activist Ximena Nunez pointing at the deep roots of the movement.

"We collect a bit of the tradition of the seamstresses of the eighties, which in Chile was the only way to find out what was happening with the disappeared detainees”.

According to Tania Garcia, the event's organiser, these activists were "expressing themselves in something that is material, that is tangible," generating "lessons" for future generations.

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