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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:00pm
UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER CUP OF CULTURE SERIES PRESENTS AN ONLINE FILM SCREENING - RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ: BROKEN SILENCE - DIRECTED BY FÉLIX ZURITA
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH AT 6:00 PM
CLICK LINK TO JOIN THE SCREENING OF RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ: BROKEN SILENCE: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/92939106309?pwd=dS9QdzYwdHRlWEM2SVF0ekw4UGdkQT09
The celebration of Columbus is for us an insult," says Rigoberta Menchú, a fierce advocate of indigenous peoples rights. This short film presents a profile of this extraordinary woman, whose life has become a symbol of resilience and power, not only of her own Mayan Quiché people, but of all the indigenous people of the Americas. It is a moving portrait of a self-taught woman who dreams of two things: a Guatemalan Congress integrating indigenous and nonindigenous men and women—and having a child "so I can plant my own seed, for better or worse. 1992. 25 min.
Post film discussion to follow.
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