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  • Carbon Arc Cinema 1747 Summer Street Halifax, NS, B3H 3A6 Canada (map)

dir. Jayro Bustamante / Guatemala / 2015 / 93 minutes

A coffee plantation at the base of a volcano is the setting for the visually impressive and beautiful story of María, a 17 year old Mayan girl who is arranged to be married... but not to the man she desires. When she plans to escape to the United States, the consequences challenge her, her family, and her village. As the first film ever made in the indigenous Mayan language of Kaqchikel, this stunning and realistic portrait of a disappearing and oft-dismissed culture is as important as it is engaging.

Earlier Event: October 22
Fire at Sea
Later Event: October 28
The Love Witch