Documentary Screening: Los Guardianes del Maíz with La Nacional
And for our closure join us at La Nacional for our closing cocktail reception and enjoy the screening of Los Guardianes del Maíz/ The Keepers of Corn directed by Gustavo Vazquez and produced by Jonathan Barbieri.
The film tells the story of native corn told by the indigenous farmers, artisans and cooks in Mexico whose ancestors shepherded the ever-evolving seeds from the dawn of agriculture into the 21st Century – a story of collective labor spanning more than 350 generations.
Their voices are joined by community leaders, scientists, chefs, and others whose knowledge and activism stand not only in defense of food sovereignty and the genetic integrity, diversity, and community ownership of native seeds, but in defense of a durable cultural legacy and a way of life.
In Spanish, Zapotec and Chinantec with English subtitles (Gustavo Vazquez Orozco, 2021, 58 min.).
This event is made possible thanks to the support of La Nacional, Gustavo Vazquez and Jonathan Barbieri and Yira Vallejo