Join us for a day of viewing and discussing films from Latin America’s largest organization of Indigenous filmmakers, CLACPI. Films will be shown in Spanish and/or Indigenous languages with English subtitles. Filmmaker Q&A sessions will be conducted in Spanish and English, with an interpreter available to assist in translation.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking the link above. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Carreño at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note about 500 Years:
Efraín Ríos Montt, the dictator and general convicted of genocide against Indigenous Mayan peoples, died on April 1, 2018 at the age of 91. It is more important than ever now to remember the struggles and the strength of the Mayan peoples who testified against him and the atrocities he committed. We are showing the documentary 500 Years, which chronicles the genocide trial from the perspective of the Indigenous Mayan peoples, at 5 pm and we are especially fortunate to have Andrea Ixhíu, a Mayan activist interviewed in this film, attend the screening to share her experiences along with our other CLACPI filmmaker delegates, Mariano Estrada and David Hernández Palmar.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that the Center for Media, Culture and History will be hosting a second screening of 500 Years on Monday, April 23 at 5pm with a Q&A session by filmmaker Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís. We strongly urge you to attend both screenings if possible; this is a rare opportunity to hear multiple first-hand perspectives about a paramount moment in Indigenous and Guatemalan history.