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Film Screening: Corazón de Mezquite/Mezquite’s Heart

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST

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Film Screening: Corazón de Mezquite/Mezquite’s Heart

The Moody College’s Latino Media Arts and Studies Program, Cine Las Americas, and Malakita Productions present Corazón de Mezquite/Mezquite’s Heart (2019), directed by Ana Laura Calderón Montiel. This is the first film to kick off a bi-weekly film series, “Mexico Through the Lens of Women Filmmakers,” which will run from February 21 through April 4, 2023, here at the University of Texas at Austin.

Corazón de Mezquite/Mezquite´s Heart by Ana Laura Calderón Montiel

México/2019/Fiction/74 min.

Lucía, a Yoreme girl in Northern Mexico, dreams to heal her father´s broken heart by playing the harp, which is traditionally played only by men in her community.

Lucía es una niña yoreme de Sonora y lo que más quiere en la vida es tocar el arpa. Huérfana de madre vive con su padre Fidel y sus abuelos. Fidel es arpero. Los músicos son muy importantes porque son considerados los guardianes de las tradiciones. Lucía quiere tocar, pero Fidel no la deja.


Please register here: https://bit.ly/L-MAS-FILMS-SP23

Full program for the “Mexico through the Lens of Women Filmmakers” series can be found here: https://bit.ly/L-MAS-FILM-INFO


This film series is co-sponsored by The Department of Radio-Television-Film, Latino Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, and additional support has been provided by Mujeres en el cine y la television / Women in Film and Television.


February 21
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:
DMC 5.102 – Dean’s Presentation Room


DMC 5.102 – Dean’s Presentation Room


Latino Media Arts and Studies
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Target Audience
Faculty, Students, General Public
Department of Radio-Television-Film, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Film, Global, Moody College, Storytelling

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