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Beautifully shot in Guatemala’s highlands, Ixcanul relates the story of María, a 17-year-old Kaqchikel Mayan woman whose family works on a coffee farm near the Pacaya volcano. María’s arranged marriage goes awry when she becomes pregnant by a man other than her husband-to-be. After migrating to a city, María and her family must contend with a new environment. This screening is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of American Studies, International Latin American Student Association, Grupo Ñ, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, and IU Cinema. In Kaqchikel and Spanish with English subtitles. Contains nudity, sexual content, and offensive language. (2K DCP Presentation)

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