Film Screening with Director Gustavo Vazquez: Los Guardianes del Maíz/ The Keepers of Corn

A film screening of a 60-minute documentary with director by Gustavo VazquezLos Guardianes del Maíz/ The Keepers of Corn (2021 Red Nation International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature Film Winner).

Indigenous farmers, artisans and cooks all tell this story – in Spanish and in their own languages – of the origins of native corn and how their ancestors shepherded the ever-evolving seeds out of the dawn of agriculture and into the 21st Century; a collective labor involving over 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.

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Free and open to the public.
Attend in person.

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Please see COVID-19 protocols here in advance of the event.

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Purchase a permit or use ParkMobile.
The $5 flat rate for evenings (after 4:30 p.m.) is offered in Lot 112, the Core West Parking Structure, which is closest to the Communications Building.
See Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for visitor parking information, ParkMobile instructions, and a campus parking map.

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00pm

Communications Building, Studio C, Room 151
7487 Red Hill Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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