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Ixcanul =: Volcán

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"A dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A ... fusion of fact and fable, this ... film is an immersive journey into its characters' customs and beliefs, chronicling with unblinking realism disappearing traditions and a disappearing people"--Container.
BookDVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Jaula de Oro: The Golden Dream

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Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Norte: The North

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A drama about a Guatamalan brother and sister seeking better lives. They set out for the promised land, "El Norte."
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soothsayers, Cigars and San Simon

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In Guatemala, in a slum district known as the Line, five women soothsayers try to solve the problems of the poorest of the poor. In their tin shed, they see their clients who open their hearts in search of advice, healing and comfort. The healers invoke the illegal San Simon-- "illegal" in that he is not recognized by the Catholic Church - although the majority of the people of Guatemala do regard him as a saint. Saint Simon is the patron saint of the poor and is regarded as being able to cure most ills. San Simon liked liquor and smoked cigars. The gnarled women who evoke his spirit share this affinity. We watch the emotional outpourings of their clients through a cloud of smoke. The tougher the problem the more cigar smoke is needed for the cure. Many a rejected lover is able to re [...]
Online
1997