Lo que callamos las mujeres

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Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres (English: What We Women Keep Silent), is a Mexican anthology television series which deals with the social problems of Mexican society. The show started airing on the Mexican television network Azteca 13 as a way to compete with Canal de las Estrellas' Mujer, casos de la vida real. It started airing on the network in 2001 and has since been running continuously.

Purpose of the show[edit]

The show presents the individual dramatizations of stories sent in by actual women in Mexico, each episode revolves around a specific topic or issue which usually is resolved in the end. As the title leads, the show was created with the principal to present and make known the issues and problems that women in Mexican society 'Silence' (Hence the name: What We silence; women), or in other words make known issues not accepted in society. Episodes have involved themes such as:

Jealousy; Family violence; Violence in general; Suicide; Children living on the streets; Unwanted pregnancies; Juvenile delinquency; Narcotics; Child pornography or pornography in General; AIDS; Alcoholism; age disparities in sexual relationships; Corruption or Exploitation; Unjust firings; Diabetes; Male infertility; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Child abuse by part of a teacher or parent; Child abuse in general; Bed wetting; Divorce; Child abductions; Child prostitution or prostitution in General; Adolescent pressures; Adoption; Breast cancer; Incest; Rape; Murder; Hatred; Revenge; Immigration problems or issues

At the end of each episode, a list of centres and help agencies are presented to help other women who are suffering with the same problem, along with an inspirational poem which pertains to the theme used in the day's episode which instructs the viewer to "Break Their Silence".

"Breaking Our Silence" became the show's tagline as of 2005, in conjunction with the show's fifth anniversary advertising campaign in which the show's recurring actresses appeared during each commercial break saying "It's now been five years of breaking our silence, easier than you thought. No?"

Controversy[edit]

As expected, after the show's premiere, Silvia Pinal, host of Mujer, casos de la vida real, blasted the show, claiming that it was nothing but a complete copy of her program.

The Production[edit]

  • Executive Producers
    • Genoveva Martínez
    • Ma. Eva Hernández
    • Ademir González Cancino
  • Associate Producer

Norma Ruiz Esparza

  • Directors
    • Alberto Cervantes
    • Carlos Guerra
    • Carlos Villegas
    • Emmanuel Duprez
    • Hildebrando Carballido
    • Néxtor Galván
    • Ricardo Ruiz
  • Foundations Coordination

Adriana Hammeken

  • Supevisora Literaria

Eugenia Bonfil

  • Casting

Blanca Alicia Brera

  • Post Production

Carlos Olivares, Sergio Ojeda

The Actors[edit]

Martha Mariana Castro, Saskia Seligman,

Movimiento Azteca Conjunction[edit]

The show has also been known for being in conjunction with the TV Azteca organizational movement 'Movimiento Azteca which uses TV Azteca's airwaves and this program specifically to help generate interest in fundraisers for various charitable 'Movements.' Usually TV Azteca produces a special episode in some way related to the movement to aid in generating a more humanly understanding of a movement. Some movements that Moveimiento Azteca has presented using Lo Que Callamos Las Mujers are:helping street children, helping burned children, helping abandoned seniors, and most recently helping endangered whales in Mexico.