Open Your Mouth – a manifesto

Violence against women is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon that is rarely discussed openly. ‘Open your mouth – a manifesto’ is an attempt to promote public debate on this urgent matter and prompt worldwide discussion and strategies to put violence to an end.

Artistic director Rita Soeiro has been exploring and researching this major public health issue and invites visitors to get to know the people who help and support victims; the volunteers who help the children, adolescents and adults who are the victims; the care structures, emergency shelters and refuges, and the survivors – all by listening in the first person.

Violence against women is a human rights violation. ‘Open your mouth – a manifesto’ is a film capturing the essence of Soeiro’s research, which calls for us to collectively rethink strategies to eradicate violence in our societies and promote the 5th objective of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


Artistic Direction:

Rita Soeiro


Rita Soeiro

Sound Design:

Samuel M. Coelho


Ángela Diaz Quintela


Camões I.P.


Cruz Vermelha Matosinhos

2023 Exhibitors