Presented/curated by award-winning documentarian, Maureen Gosling, former partner of Les Blank and who is currently completing a feature, filmed in Mexico. This program of shorts represents four different contemporary visions of southern Mexico: Las Ollas de San Marcos by indigenous (Huave) videomaker Teofila Palafox, on Zapotec village women making large clay pots; A Skirt Full of Butterflies by Gosling and Ellen Osbourne, on the hearty, spirited and legendary Isthmus Zapotec women; No Hay Vuelta Atras by Soco Aguilar, which documents in an original way the Mexican public’s reaction to the 1994 Zapatista uprising; and Prado Pacaya by Carlos Martinez Suarez, on Mayan farmers of Chiapas returning to their village to find it has been destroyed by the military.
Thursday, October 24, 1996
Videos from and near Chiapas
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts