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March 15, 2019 Eréndira Ikikunari film screening in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico
03/15/2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT-07:00

Admission

  • Free

Location

United Methodist Church of Green Valley
300 W Esperanza Blvd
Green Valley, AZ 85614
United States of America

Summary

The feature film Eréndira Ikikunari (2006) is based on a 16th century legend. It tells the story of a young girl, Eréndira, who became an icon of bravery during the destruction of her world by the Spanish conquistadors. The intruders took advantage of conflicts and discord among the Mexican natives that allowed the newcomers to reap the spoils of a country divided. But Eréndira refused to allow her nation to be destroyed and stood up against the social conventions that prohibited women from participating in warfare. It took extreme courage for her to capture and learn to ride one of the Spaniards’ horses— seen as terrifying creatures by the natives. However, in this fashion, Eréndira won the respect of tribal leaders and became a symbol of resistance and the preservation of her culture. She was an exceptional woman, who fought to attain the dignity and respect that her culture only granted men.

Border Community Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Tubac, AZ. BCA's mission is bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. 
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