The thalidomide victims release a calendar to make one more year of callousness public, a 2018 calendar to denounce being neglected: Twelve human sculptures shown in a work that unfortunately stands the test of time, i.e., the thalidomide victims.
The thalidomide victims release a calendar to make one more year of callousness public
AVITE: The Spanish Association for the Victims of Thalidomide, launches a calendar of 2018 showing the pictures of the victims’ bodies. They aim to make the devastating consequences of Grünenthal’s medication in Spain visible.
With this initiative, AVITE seeks to call the attention of both the Spanish government and institutions to respond to our demands effectively and create a national registry of the victims.
Those affected by Thalidomide have been waiting for more than sixty years. This is the calendar of just one more year.
A WORK STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
The victims of the Thalidomide launch a calendar. In it, twelve of the victims depict twelve human sculptures that stand the test of time (Madrid, 11th January 2018). AVITE, the Spanish association that represents the victims of Thalidomide – Grünenthal’s medication which provoked devastating malformations in babies in the 1950’s and 1960’s- has made a calendar featuring twelve of the affected. In it, the havoc wreaked in their bodies over the pass of time by the drug is shown.
The visual power of the calendar depicts the result of the disinterested collaboration of the renowned and prestigious photographer Ángel Álvarez, also known for his participation in other different supportive initiatives. As José Riquelme puts it, “this calendar aims to be a muffled scream to our politicians, so that the never-ending medical-institutional committee meetings that are created are efficient”.
Adversely affected people continue to die since the case of Thalidomide in Spain is not receiving the priority neither the efficiency that the issue deserves, nor has a national registry still been created.
Despite the number of copies being limited, everybody interested in getting the calendar will be able to download it in PDF on the AVITE website. Also, it will be distributed on social networks.
The printing also, done in an altruistic fashion is charged to the company “Aries Innovación Grafica”.
You can also find a mute video about the calendar available for the television channels.
To watch the video and/or download the calendar of AVITE, click here or on the photo.
Email contatct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone numbers of AVITE: 639169393/676408265