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Ixcanul (2015) Film

Presented by Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Cinema, Nashville TN

Apr 12 2017
Ixcanul (2015) Film

Vanderbilt University International Lens and the Center for Latin American Studies present Ixcanul (2015). This event is free and open to the public.

Ixcanul (which translates to ‘volcano’ in Kaqchikel Mayan) is the coming-of-age story of Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl reluctant to embark on an arranged marriage with the coffee plantation foreman. The film illustrates the larger social issues confronting Guatemala’s indigenous people caught between rural and contemporary urban lifeways.  This brilliant directorial debut captures the contrast between the characters’ rich customs and history and the exploitation they face.  The film was Guatemala’s first-ever entry into the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (2015).  Kaqchikel with English subtitles. 100 Minutes. Presented in Collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies.

Parking for the Nashville community for International Lens screenings in Sarratt Cinema is available at no charge in Zone 2, Lot 5A at the corner of Terrace Place and 21st Avenue South. Please avoid parking in spaces that are reserved for specific vehicles of purposes.

NOTE: that there is no charge for meters along West End after 6pm. Meters on campus are enforced 24/7.

For parking maps and additional information visit or call (615) 322-6400.

Presented by: Avery Dickins de Girón, Executive Director of the Center for Latin American Studies

Source: Submitted


Free Admission | Open to the Public


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  • Ixcanul (2015) trailer


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