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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.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall