Conceived by Jaime Lozano, Florencia Cuenca and Rachel Stevens
Music by Jaime Lozano
Lyrics by Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca
Music directed by Jhoely Garay
Arrangements and orchestrations by Jaime Lozano and Jesús Altamira
Told through the lens of Mexican folklore, DESAPARECIDAS explores the systematic oppression of women in the fight to end gender-based violence and the killing of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez, México. An eclectic group of local female organizers gather for a secret rally, but when a young newcomer stumbles upon their midnight vigil on the eve before her quinceañera, she is forced to envision an identity beyond her assumed fate. Magical and interwoven, DESAPARECIDAS celebrates the individual lives of women in México, illuminating the challenge between embracing honored cultural customs while fighting for autonomy in a dangerous world of machismo.
Featuring Florencia Cuenca, Aline Mayagoitia, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and more.
“Desaparecidas, shows a resolve to go further, an ability to question more deeply, and a commitment to tell stories more respectfully and, dare I say, more truthfully.” - Héctor Flores Komatsu
Illustration and Art by Martha Orendain