danza de la mente

an exploration of Latin America through food, film, music and literature

When Two Worlds Collide is a documentary by Heidi Branderburg and Mathew Orzel about the political activism of the indigenous peoples of Peru from 2007-2013. It is sympathetic toward the view of the indigenous people.. The film’s focus is Alberto Pizango who was President of the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest …

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Ixcanul (which translates roughly as Volcano) is a Guatemalan film written and directed by Jayro Bustamante. He was awarded the Best First Feature Award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival for the film. It is the first film produced in the Kaqchikel language of the Mayan family. Bustamante is not Mayan, but he grew up …

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