LA VOCERA / THE SPOKESWOMAN
Dir. Luciana Kaplan.
DOCUEMNTAL, 2020 Español, Maya, Yaqui, Wixarika
This portrait of Indigenous resistance centers María de Jesús Patricio (Marichuy), the first Indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency. A traditional healer and activist from the Nahua people, Marichuy becomes a beacon of light for Indigenous Mexicans whose voices have been repeatedly silenced for centuries. Her campaign focuses on bringing awareness about the National Indigenous Congress and EZLN and their fight against the Mexican state and foreign entities to protect their territory, the environment, and their way of life. The documentary chronicles her travels across the country to gain support for the Indigenous cause and galvanize other citizens to join their revolutionary efforts.
September 17-25, 2021
The Largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, celebrating our 13th year.