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LAS Film Festival - Ixcanul

LAS Film Festival - Ixcanul

Date and Time

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 AM


  • Wealthy Theatre 1130 Wealthy Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Ixcanul/ Volcano

Volcano chronicles, with unblinking realism, the story of Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan Kaqchikel girl, who lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn't sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the United States becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with her, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone, and in disgrace. There's no time to lose for Maria's mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution. Yet despite her mother's ancestral knowledge the baby remains, "destined to live." But destiny has more in store for Maria: a snakebite forces them to leave immediately in search of a hospital. The modern world maria has so dreamt about will save her life, but at what price...


Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Area and Global Studies
LOH 117



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