Vencer el Silencio

Mexico

PMC is producing Vencer el Silencio ("Vanquish the Silence") in Mexico. This 45-episode television show will air from January 13th, 2020 to March 13th, 2020 in Spanish.

Vencer el Silencio is airing on Canal de las Estrellas, with an expected 2.5-3 million viewers per night. The show seeks to address challenges faced by young women in Mexico, including teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, and STI prevention.

As with all PMC television shows, Vencer el Silencio is created using PMC’s television show methodology.


“VES tells the story of four women from different generations facing a series of contemporary obstacles while searching for fulfillment of their dignity, sexuality, and family lives.”

Rosy Ocampo, Showrunner

Making a Difference

It’s too soon to know the full impact Vencer el Silencio will have. The goal of the drama is to address and create awareness around topics affecting young women in Mexico including reproductive health, gender-based violence, and education.

Project Information

Title: Vencer el Silencio (“Vanquish the Silence”)
Format: Television Show
Location: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Duration: January 2020 – March 2020

Make sure to check out Vencer el Silencio online for more information:
Showrunner Rosy Ocampo’s Facebook Page: Rosy Ocampo
Rosy Ocampo’s Instagram: @rosyocampooficial
Rosy Ocampo’s Twitter: @RosyOcampo

Administrative Team:
Country Representative: Cecilia Orvañanos

Creative Team:
Showrunner: Rosy Ocampo
Producer: Silvia Cano
Head Writer: Pedro Armando Rodríguez
Writers: Gerardo Pérez Zermeño, Claudia Velazco, Alejandra Romero, Humberto Robles
Literary Edition Staff: Iván Cuevas, Gustavo Bracco, Claudia Caro
Director: Benjamin Cann

Storylines


Yetunde's Story

After graduation from college, Yetunde is forced to return to her village against her desire to get a better life for herself in town. Upon her arrival in the village, she is faced with different types of challenges ranging from dealing with a brutal stepmother to meeting her daily needs for survival in the village. She eventually finds herself caught between her desire to plan her life for a better future and the immediate pressure from her stepmother and father to settle down with the most eligible bachelor in the village. Abi, the most eligible bachelor, wants to marry her but insists on having plenty of children to further his “legacy”, even though Baale and others in town openly discuss the dangers of having more children than they can care for. Being pushed by those close to her in different directions, Yetunde has to make a decision which will dictate the path her life will take.


Omolara's Story

Omolara is a newly admitted student in the College of Education in the Akoko Ara, caught between keeping her home-grown values and following the social influences of Bukky, her schoolmate and childhood friend. Omolara doesn’t want to be careless and get pregnant, but Bukky keeps encouraging Omolara to explore all the chances before her, feeling that the risk is low without her family to monitor her and with so many ways to end a pregnancy. After her friend Kemi’s secret abortion ends tragically and puts Omolara in bad light, she becomes even more skeptical, which pushes her to return focus to her studies once more. However, eventually put in an impossible situation that involves a rape, embarrassment, and ostracization, Omolara is faced with high-risk decisions that shape her health and relationships in unpredictable ways.


Kola's Story

Kola is a fine gentleman who believes in love and is preparing to marry a woman from the northern part of the country, Amira. Amira is also his sister Bisola’s friend. Bisola isn’t comfortable with the idea and would do anything to make sure the marriage does not hold. Against all odds, Kola insists and marries Amira. However, their difficulties aren’t over; worried about the challenges that come with marriage and Amira’s behavior, outside pressures shape Kola. With a strong influence from Lamidi who is of the opinion that women must be punished either physically or otherwise if found wanting, Kola makes a tough choice that changes his life.


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