Cinema Tropical and New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies have teamed up to present a new online film program, MexDocs, which features a curated selection of recent Mexican documentaries. Each of the films in the program “offers a nuanced perspective on contemporary Mexico by delving into the different social, political, and cultural issues currently at play in the country, with a particular emphasis on narratives of womanhood and indigenous resistance.”
Maricarmen follows a blind musician who’s fought hard to live independently. Cuando Cierro Los Ojos (When I Shut My Eyes) features two unjustly incarcerated Indigenous women who both had to face the justice system without the aid of interpreters. Retiro (Retreat) joins a grandmother and granddaughter as they and thousands of other women embark on a Catholic pilgrimage in the mountains. And ¿Qué les Pasó a las Abejas? (What Happened to the Bees?) explores how the use of chemicals has harmed the bee population in the state of Campeche.
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Each of the films will be available to rent via Vimeo. Cinema Tropical will also be hosting a live panel discussion with the featured filmmakers on its Facebook page on December 11 at 5 pm EST.
When: December 10–16
More info at the Cinema Tropical website.