Arroz con leche: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal
Rice Pudding: K Ool Utial K Kuxtal

Byrt Wammack Weber, Ana Rosa Duarte

Mexico, Experimental Documentary, 2009
50 min, SVHS/DV/Super8, Color/Black & White
Yucatec Maya, Spanish with English subtitles

 

When faced with homogenizing forces that would have her distance herself from her past and people, a Mayan woman is incited to explore her identity and how it relates to her culture. A ten-year collaboration between five Mayan women and their families, Arroz con leche shows the diversity of being a Maya woman at the turn of the twenty-first century.

 

North American Premiere

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Byrt Wammack Weber works in film and other media to deal with questions of contemporary cultural identity, post-colonialism, autonomy, migration, and memory. Founder of several community-based and collaborative art initiatives in Mexico, his various works have been exhibited throughout the world. Ana Rosa Duarte was born in Chocholá Yucatan, a Mayan community. She has a doctorate in Social Anthropology, and is a founding member Yoochel Kaaj, which works to promote audiovisual expression through the use of technology and audiovisual media.



Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte
Production Companies: Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura
Screenwriter: Byrt Wammack Weber
Cinematographer: Byrt Wammack Weber
Editor: Byrt Wammack Weber
Sound Design: Byrt Wammack Weber
Music: Juan Palacios
Cast: Ana Rosa Duarte, Carmita Tamayo Pool, Sidenilda Puuc, Juana Itzá, Lucía Cocom
Print Source: Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte - Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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