FILM: Ama: The Memory of Time

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Ama: The Memory of Time with filmmaker Daniel Flores Ascencio

When: Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00pm
Where: James Dunn Hall, Room G1, St. Thomas University

Ama: The Memory of Time is a riveting film that examines the events of massacres that occurred in El Salvador in 1932 through the memories of Don Juan Ama and Doña Paula, the nephew and daughter of José Feliciano Ama, an Indigenous peasant leader of the 1932 peasant uprising. The film honours the legacy of these elders and gives viewers a better understanding of the peasant uprising and how it affected Indigenous communities. The film has also been hailed as a reminder of how collective memory informs present day action.

Salvadoran cinematographer and Indigenous rights activist Daniel Flores Ascencio will be in New Brunswick to build solidarity with Wabanaki peoples and allies regarding the plight of Indigenous Salvadorans. Please join us for a screening of his latest documentary, followed by a panel discussion with local Wabanaki leaders and activists on what can be learned from the struggle for Indigenous rights in both countries.

More about Daniel and the film here: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/daniel-flores-y-ascencio/

Co-hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council, Cinema Politica Fredericton and other community groups. For more information, contact fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.

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