Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas

A Talk by Heidy Bacá (Maya-Ixil) on Memory in Guatemala and Creating Community Cinema

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Cypress Hall 111
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Heidy Bacá (Maya-Ixil) is from Nebaj, Guatemala. As a member of the independent film collective Cine en la Calle/Street Cinema (CCC), Bacá has also organized several film festivals of the same name since 2013. She has produced short documentaries focused on recovering the testimonies of survivors of the genocide. Heidy Bacá’s most recent production, alongside director Jayro Bustamante, is the feature film La Llorona (2019).

At CSUN, Bacá’s talk will address the role film and documentary productions play for Maya communities in the construction of a historical memory on the genocide.