La Peña presents: SUNÚ Film
March 3, 2017 @ 7pm / Film starts at 7:30pm
Following the film there a Q&A and discussion with film’s Director Teresa Camou Guerrero and special guest Luz Calvo, who is the co-author of “Decolonize Your Diet” and professor of Ethnic Studies at Cal State East Bay.
$8 Advance / $10 Door http://bit.ly/2lUC15V
Students, Seniors and teachers: $8 online or at the door!
Join director Teresa Camou for a special screening of her critically acclaimed documentary film about indigenous Sunú (corn) farmers in Mexico, at La Peña in Berkeley!
“Sunú, meaning ‘maize’, is a captivating immersion into the hearts and fields of Mexican farmers who refuse to give up indigenous agriculture, despite immense external pressure. Teresa Camou’s début film captures diverse generations weaving a rich seam of native wisdom and political insight as they attempt to harvest a historic crop. But beset by climate change, the aggression of seed-copyrighters Monsanto, and a government that has little interest in its rural population, can poor community ownership of the food system stay the course?” —Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh
Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large Mexican maize (corn) producers, SUNÚ knits together different stories from a threatened rural world. It journeys deep into the heart of a country where people realize their determination to stay free, to work the land and cultivate their seeds, to be true to their cultures and forms of spirituality, all in a modern world that both needs them and despises them. SUNÚ reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.