Cinema Tucsón Presents:
Presented as part of Tucson Pueblos del Maíz
Thursday, May 5 · 7:00pm – Fox Tucson Theatre
MAIZE IN THE TIMES OF WAR
(Directed by Alberto Cortés, Mexico, 2016, 88 min. In Tseltal, Ayuujk, Wixárika and Spanish with English subtitles)
*Q&A with producer Carlos Rossini
An indigenous Wixárika (Huichol) family in northern Jalisco, an Ayuuk (Mixe) family in Oaxaca, and two Tzeltal families in the jungles of Chiapas discuss their cornfields, their roads, and their homes. They reflect on the importance of their crops, and the practical knowhow that enables the everyday epic tale of corn, as well as the dangers faced by this crop and the need to preserve the land used by countless indigenous Mexican communities and farmers to grow their cornfields.