Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Film Shows How Genetically Altered Corn Threatens Mexican Crop

Mexican corn is under threat from the influx of cheap genetically modified corn from the United States. The documentary SUNÚ reveals how corn and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.
Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large indigenous and independent Mexican corn producers, SUNÚ knits together a diverse variety of stories from a threatened rural world. This film documents how farmers work the land and cultivate their seeds while being true to their cultures and their forms of spirituality   The documentary has been nominated for several awards.   View Trailer  
Local Screenings
The documentary will be shown on Saturday, February 25, 12:30 p.m. at Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe (map) and on Sunday, February 26, 4:30 p.m. at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, 3405 Central Ave. NE (map)  Special guest at both screenings: Director Teresa Camou Guerrero. The Albuquerque screening is part of the Sin Fronteras 2017 Film Festival, sponsored by the Students of Latin American Studies at the University of New Mexico. The Sin Fronteras Festival is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Here is ticket information for the CCA in Santa Fe.

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