Queta Lavat and Guadalupe Ramírez receive the MUSA
At noon yesterday, women were the stars of the Ángela Peralta Theater during the 18th annual Women in Film and Television gathering, where two essential female film personalities were honored.
On this occasion, the Association of Women in Film and Television and the Guanajuato International Film Festival paid tribute to the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema actress Queta Lavat and film negatives cutter and restorer Lupita Ramírez, who is currently an institution in the field.
During this meeting, the Director of the State Institute of Culture, Adriana Camarena de Obeso, on behalf of the Governor of the State of Guanajuato Diego Sinhué, recognized the Guanajuato International Film Festival and the Women in Film and Television Association for their commitment to the recognition and visibility of the work of women in all areas of cinema and for having done so for twelve years, thus anticipating the concerns that have emerged in recent years.
Subsequently, the Undersecretary of Cultural Development of the Ministry of Culture, Edgar San Juan Padilla, said that the development of culture is a very important aspect of national politics.
On the other hand, Concepción Taboada, president of the Association of Women in Film and Television, spoke of the importance of understanding cinema as a collective activity, made up of what the audience sees and what it doesn’t, and what’s most important, many people are involved in each area of cinema, some related to the creative processes and others to production, and she was pleased to honor on the careers of two important women, each a representative of very different, yet equally necessary aspects of filmmaking.
The first honoree, Guadalupe Ramírez, shared her beginnings in the world of cinema from a young age, motivated in large part by her father’s work in building Estudios Churubusco, as well as some stories and experiences she had in almost five decades of tireless work in laboratories.
Queta Lavat thanked the Festival and talked about her beginnings in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She also highlighted the emergence of a new generation of talented filmmakers who are raising the reputation of Mexican cinema internationally. She also spoke about her career which spans 73 years and the countless people with whom she has shared worked with over the years and to whom she is eternally grateful.
Both honoree received the Silver Cross and the MUSA from Sarah Hoch. Thus, the Guanajuato International Film Festival reiterated its interest in validating and recognizing the creative and labor contributions made by women in the audiovisual industry.