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12th Latin American and Spanish Film Week: Guie’dani’s Navel (El ombligo de Guie’dani)
Showtimes:September 23:7:00 pm
Guie’dani, an indigenous girl, and her mother leave their native Oaxaca in southern Mexico to take up work as maids with an upper middle class family in Mexico City. The youngster struggles to fit in her new life, which changes when she meets Claudia, a rebellious girl with whom she becomes close friends. Guie’dani’s Navel is a poignant and timely social drama that reflects on issues of social class, economic disparities and indigeneity in Mexico.
Director in attendance! Stay for a conversation and Q & A session with Xavi Sala, the director, and UVic professors Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France (Indigenous Education) and Dr. Gabriela McBee (Hispanic and Italian Studies)
The 12th Latin American and Spanish Film Week is sponsored by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts, and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Victoria. It also receives support from the CRD Arts Development Service, BC Arts Council and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
The event is organized by the Hispanic Film Society of Victoria, which aims to promote the cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain in our community, as well as raising awareness of relevant social and political issues, through the medium of film.