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Wednesday Watching #2 - photo by KarenLam6.JPG
7 pm
Live performances, films and documentaries

Women's voices from Central America

June 2024

June 5, 12, 19, 2024

Lead: Jessica Zepeda

Under the curation of Jessica Zepeda, Wednesday Watching this month explores three films/documentaries from El Salvador and Guatemala: "The Room of Bones" by Marcela Zamorra Chamorro, "Ixcanul" by Jayro Bustamante, and "Cahada: The Opportunity" by Marién Vinayo.

These three films and documentaries are centered on women's perspective in very different contexts and will bring exciting conversations within the group.

Join us on June 5th, 12th and 19th at 7pm at The Jamii Hub for watching together and engaging conversations with Jessica Zepeda!

June 5: The Room of Bones

Directed by Marcela Zamorra Chamorro | Mexico/El Salvador | 2015 | 61 minutes

A film that follows the passage of four mothers in the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children’s remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador.

June 12: Ixcanul

Directed by Jayro Bustamante | Guatemala | 2015 | 93 minutes

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

June 19: La Cachada: The Opportunity

Directed by Marlén Viñayo | El Salvador | 2019 | 80 minutes

Five Salvadoran women take to the stage to tell their stories about being poor, single moms and working as street vendors.

Heads-up: We will be on a break in July and August. Jamii's indoor activities & workshop series will commence in September 2024.

Photos by Isorine Marc, Karen Lam

Jessica Zepeda

Jessica is a performance artist from Tkaronto (Treaty 13) with roots from Kuskatan, post-colonial El Salvador and focuses on collaborations with fellow Salvadoran artists. Jessica has produced/starred in the short film Sinvergüenzilla in First Kiss (Official Selection: 31st Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival) and starred in the short film Saturday Fuego Diablo (Official Selection: Sivar en Cortos 2022), both Directed by Anita Abbasi. Currently, Jessica is working on a piece called mi historia que no es única (working title), which is a synthesized recorded audio of their father’s story of defying borders and accompanying his retelling with movement and saxophone.

Photo Credit: Unknown

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