Film Screening: Ixcanul
Wed, Feb 01, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Join us for a screening of Ixcanul, a Guatemalan film by Jayro Bustamante (2015). The film follows Maria (played by Maria Mercedes Coroy), a 17 year old Mayan girl, who lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.
Professor Hana Muzika Kahn from the department of Spanish and Portuguese will be providing an introduction and overview of the film.
Winner Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, 2015 Berlinale Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Telluride Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Guatemala’s entry for the Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film
This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.
This program is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association.
Ground Floor Lecture Hall