CineNoche Presents Mujeres en la Lucha: MAXIMA

Jan 31, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CineNoche presents Mujeres en la Lucha

This spring, the monthly CineNoche series hosted by Cine Las Americas at Violet Crown Cinema features documentaries spotlighting women’s activism in Latin America. MUJERES EN LA LUCHA represents 5 regions and brings to the fore conversations around land and water rights, migration, reproductive rights, state violence and more. At the center of the stories are the unwavering women fighting for their communities. Pre-recorded Q&A’s with the filmmakers will follow the screenings.

SCREENING #1 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024 @ 7:00PM

A film by Claudia Sparrow
Peru/United States, 2019
Documentary/Indigenous Rights, 88 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

MAXIMA follows Peruvian indigenous farmer Máxima Acuña in her fight to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: US-based Newmont Mining Corporation. Throughout Máxima’s fight for justice, the film provides an illustrative case study in the tactics used by transnational corporations to commit human rights violations and environmental crimes, the role played by non-profits and The World Bank, and, ultimately, the resilience of one woman who refuses to back down.

Screening #2 – BERTA SOY YO (I AM BERTA) – Honduras
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 7:00PM

Screening #3 – DOS RÍOS (TWO RIVERS) & TRAS LA VIDA (TOWARDS LIFE) – Honduras/Guatemala/Mexico
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ 7:00PM

Screening #4 – FLY SO FAR (NUESTRA LIBERTAD) – El Salvador
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 7:00PM

Dates: Last Wednesdays of the month @ 7:00 PM
Location: Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Fee: $10 plus fees (Free for CLA members. Contact for more information.)

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About Cine Las Americas-
Cine Las Americas (CLA) is a multi-cultural, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin Texas, offering theatrical screenings of films made by and/or about Latinxs and Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Films from Spain and Portugal are also included, enhancing a truly Pan-American cinematic experience.

Co-presented by-
The CineNoche film series is presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema. Violet Crown is committed to celebrating and preserving the magic of cinema. From new releases to timeless classics, they present films from across the entire cinematic spectrum to bring extraordinary films to the screen and to the community.

With support from-
This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.