CMASR to mark International Women’s Day with two films

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) will celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. with two films featuring Indigenous women in Latin America as part of the La Calle 24 Spring Film Festival programming.

Dr. Patricia Alvarez, anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker from Brandeis University, will discuss the film, “Ixcanul, Volcán.” Set in Guatemala and steeped in Mayan folklore, the film is about a young Kaqchickel woman who plans to escape an arranged marriage. 

Dr. Alvarez also will discuss her award-winning ethnographic film, “Entretejido,” which is about the intersections between Indigenous weaving collectives and high fashion in Peru. The one-hour event is free and can be viewed on WebEx and Facebook Live.

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For more information, contact CMASR director Aimee Villarreal, PhD, at

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