danza de la mente

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

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers here in the U.S. and several countries in Latin America that also celebrate on the 2nd Sunday in May (Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Venezuela…). Happy belated Mother’s Day to the many Latin American countries like Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala that celebrate on May …

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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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