Movies. Celebrate Mexico Now! National Museum of the American Indian in NY. Don’t miss this event, Yareah friends. It’s worth!
Celebrate Mexico Now!
Ojo de Agua / New Works.
Please join us for two screenings of recent works from Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Mexico’s independent indigenous media collective. Discussion with the filmmakers follows each screening. FREE ADMISSION.
Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 pm.
2011, 65 min. Directed by Roberto Olivares Ruiz and Jonathan Amith. Silvestre Pantaleón, lives in a Nahuatl-speaking village in Guerrero and makes sisal rope by hand from agave plants. Following the advice of a curandero, Silvestre and his family come together to give offerings intended to cure his chronic pain. Documentary.
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 pm.
JUSTICIA SIN PALABRA / MUTE JUSTICE.
2011, 22 min. Directed by Sergio Julián Caballero. Documentary reveals the barriers faced by speakers of indigenous languages in the Mexican justice system.
SEMBRADORES DE AGUA Y VIDA / SOWING THE SEEDS OF WATER AND LIFE.
2010, 30 min. Directed by Sergio Julian Caballero (Mixtec). Documentary examines farmers’ efforts at water sustainability in rural Mexico.
RESPONDAN A ESTA VIDEO CARTA / REPLY TO THIS VIDEO LETTER.
2012, 20 min. Directed by Giullermo Monteforte. Triqui children introduce viewers to their community.
All works shown with English subtitles.