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Tamales y Tunas

Director: Lucía Archila Escobar
Short Film
Running Time:14:49 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM EST
Sunday, November 22
Streaming On-demand

In the South Carolina Indigenous Guatemalan community, women face healthcare barriers that make it difficult to carry their pregnancies to term. Here, pregnant Erlinda longs for the familiar tastes of the nopal fruit, while Fabiana spends her days making tamales to get over a heartbreaking loss. An intimate look at family life, Tamales y Tunas asks what it means to make one’s way through motherhood far from the comforts of home.

Screening in the Dewdrop Dapperling Shorts block.