The Films of Yolanda Cruz – smARTfilms: Indigenous Filmmakers/Indigenous Lives
Join us for five weeks of films featuring works by Indigenous storytellers from around the world. This series presents ways of being that navigate tradition, modernity, myth, cold reality, humor, and persistence in a world still reckoning with its colonial hangover.
FEATURED FILM – The Films of Yolanda Cruz
Yolanda Cruz is a filmmaker from Oaxaca, Mexico and founder of Petate Productions, an independent production company dedicated to making independent films that bring the issues and stories of indigenous people to audiences around the world.
Sileveria (Zapotec with English subtitles)
2014 | 6m | G
In a Zapotec indigenous community, some childhood antics are universal.
el Reloj (Zapotec and Spanish with English subtitles)
2012 | 6m | G
A Zapotec Grandpa comes to the city of Oaxaca to visit his granddaughter for a day. Their ritual consists of attending mass and window-shopping throughout the city, but on this particular day—things take a different turn when they pass by a booth selling watches.
2501 Migrants: A Journey
2009 | 57m | PG
Follows indigenous Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago as he creates 2,501 full size statues—one for each of the people who have left his native city of Teococuilco in quest of a greater life.
smARTfilm series offers two film showings each day!
Series Passes – $40 Member | $48 Non-Member
See all five films for the price of four!
Series pass holders are entitled to attend one showing per film (five total showings per series pass). Series pass holders can use their pass at their choice of either the matinee or evening showing for each film. Simply show up at your desired showing and we’ll check you off our list!
Individual Tickets – $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
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