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Film Program Celebrating the Day of the Dead (Day Two)
October 30 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDTFree
Join us in the Studio on October 30th for a special film program celebrating the Day of the Dead. At 2:30 pm, we will present Antonio Coello’s film Sietefilos, the first full-length feature drama to be ever produced in Cmiique Iitom (Seri language). At 3:50 pm, Darío Duarte’s film I am the party of the dead (Soy la fiesta de los muertos) will be presented. And finally at 5:15 pm, described as a poetic celebration of the Day of the Dead, the documentary “Life Ritual Altar” (Ofrenda Ritual de Vida) by María Luisa de Villa will be presented. A discussion will follow.
Space is limited and seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Masking is encouraged.
Antonio Coello is a Mexican visual anthropologist and filmmaker. His films involve indigenous and African descendant communities with which he creates collective cinematic stories that have been shown at various festivals and museums, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and ImagineNATIVE in Toronto.
Adbeel Darío Duarte Hernández is originally from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. He studied Mexican Literature at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, where he organized a Nahuatl course with Nicasio Hernández. He is a winner of Nuevo Laredo’s Municipal Fund for Culture, Arts and Sustainable Social Development.
María Luisa de Villa lives and works between Mexico and Canada. A visual artist, curator, and researcher in Mexican arts and culture with a masters degree from UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico, Maria Luisa is recognized for her work that reflects a sense of place and conveys an essential message to the 21st Century about the fragile balance between humans and nature.