Screening of "Laberinto Yoeme" (Mexico) Q&A with Director Sergi Pedro Ros and Producer Cesar Talamantes
Department: Latin American StudiesDate and Time: April 4, 2018 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Event Location: McCormick, HG1070
Screening of "Laberinto Yoeme" (Mexico) Q&A with Director Sergi Pedro Ros and Producer Cesar Talamantes. The 2018 Latin American Film Festival brings together films exploring the themes of “Cultural Memory and Environmental Conflicts in Latin America”. We will be screening six films throughout February, March and early April.
Laberinto Yoéme is a documentary feature film on the hardships of the Yaqui Tribe people of Sonora and their ancestral defense of land and life. Today, yaquis are in a decisive battle. Since 2010, Sonora's Government through the Independence Aqueduct has been illegally transferring millions of cubic meters of water from the Yaqui River, causing a severe water scarcity for the tribe and endangering their lives. At the same time, their territory has been infested with drugs and violence. In this moment of crisis, the Yaqui have begun incandescent political fights and acts of resistance to preserve their lands, their waters and their existence—through their cultural identity—with the hope of finding a way out of this labyrinth.