2019 - 16 Days of Activism

Meet Heny Cuesta, Colombia

“I have to believe that change is in me, and my activism has to be more strong and radical. Not to diminish others or to scare them, but to believe if I have this voice, I can get to wherever I can imagine.”


Meet Heny Cuesta, Colombia

Heny Cuesta is a badass Afro-Colombian activist and filmmaker. She's the director and founder of Cimarrón Producciones, a woman-led production company which merges film and documentary with multi-disciplinary visual arts to convey a powerful message on ethnic, social and environmental issues in Colombia. Art and activism go hand in hand. No one knows that better than Heny. Let her tell you more below.


Read more about Cimarrón Producciones and their powerful work.

Find out what Heny and Cimarrón Producciones are working on now.

Earlier this year Heny attended Claiming Our Space: Emerging Feminist Voices for Peace—our summit co-hosted by Nobel peace laureate, Leymah Gbowee, and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa!