Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Shot and directed by: Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Footprints follows Elisavet Ticona, a migrant from the countryside living with her four daughters in a deprived area in El Alto, Bolivia. After separating from her husband and living in harsh conditions with her daughters she eventually entered the construction sector, popular for its high wages.

As a migrant women from the countryside she faced strong discrimination and sexual harassment from her male counterparts. To defend her rights and also those of her colleagues she joined efforts to create the first Union of Women Construction Workers, which she believes will protect its members while helping other women in the same situation. She hopes that it could potentially lead to major changes in the sector and society.

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