María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.
The film was selected as the Guatemalan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated. See more »
[from the albumLos Mejores Éxitos Bailables Vol. 2. Música de Guatemala"]
Performed by Fidel Funes Y Su Marimba Orquesta
Written by Fidel Funes
Published by Edifosa
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Well filmed and a close look at an Indian community. Sadly the story is not one that engenders much empathy for the family at is center. It does show how violence and selfishness are not reserved to any one ethnicity. Peasants being exploited and cheated victimize the weakest member of their family. If you disregard the rights of children you might find these people sympathetic. If you area realist you will see that they told gang up on the weak.
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