Daniela Rivera Antara

Silence of Dawn (El Silencio del Amanecer)

Prompted by the collapse of the government and a growing humanitarian crisis at home, more than a million Venezuelans have fled to Peru since 2016. More than eighty percent of them have settled in the capital, Lima.Seeking out the means to survive, they often work menial jobs and are forced to contend with local prejudices. Venezuelan women, displaced and vulnerable, face particular hardships, including chronic sexual harassment. They are often viewed as prostitutes and endure constant discrimination in the workplace.

Women have historically endured and “kept silent” in the face of abuse and trauma. Silence of Dawn has been a collaborative effort that aspires to tell real life stories of adversity, resilience, melancholy, and sisterhood within the female world of migration.