Wednesday, January 13 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
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.