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Keepers of the Corn

(Los Guardianes del Maíz)

Film On-Demand (January 7th-13th)

Live Zoom Discussion/Q&A

January 12th, 7:00 – 8:15 pm (MDT)

RSVP for film and Discussion links

Keepers of the Corn/Los Guardianes del Maíz (director Gustavo Vazquez) presents the story of native corn told by the indigenous farmers, artisans and cooks in Mexico whose ancestors shepherded the ever-evolving seeds from the dawn of agriculture into the 21st Century – a story of collective labor spanning more than 350 generations.

Their voices are joined by community leaders, scientists, chefs, and others whose knowledge and activism stand not only in defense of food sovereignty and the genetic integrity, diversity, and community ownership of native seeds, but in defense of a durable cultural legacy and a way of life. In Spanish, Zapotec and Chinantec with English subtitles  (Gustavo Vazquez Orozco, 2021, 58 min.).

Watch the film on demand, then join in for a live Zoom discussion/Q&A with film Producer Jonathan Barbieri, moderated by Mervyn Tano, President IIIRM. Additional speakers to be announced.

The program is free, but RSVP is required to get the Zoom link:

Film On-Demand + Q&A links

Thanks to the generous support of our Sponsors, the film and the discussion are FREE. For those of you who usually make a donation at the door, you can make an online donation (suggested donation $5) in our Virtual Donation Bucket.

Program information is also HERE

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Indigenous Film: Keepers of the Corn

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