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Presented by: Avery Dickins de Girón, Executive Director of the Center for Latin American Studies

USA (2015) Dir: Jayro Bustamente.

Ixcanul (which translates to ‘volcano’ in Kaqchikel Mayan) is the coming-of-age story of Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl reluctant to embark on an arranged marriage with the coffee plantation foreman. The film illustrates the larger social issues confronting Guatemala’s indigenous people caught between rural and contemporary urban lifeways. This brilliant directorial debut captures the contrast between the characters’ rich customs and history and the exploitation they face. The film was Guatemala’s first-ever entry into the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (2015). Kaqchikel with English subtitles. 100 Minutes. 100 Minutes. Presented in Collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies.
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