Poster for the film Ixcanul, presented by the University Libraries, ICIK and the Office of Global Programs

Poster for the film Ixcanul, presented by the University Libraries, ICIK and the Office of Global Programs

young Mayan woman in front of a volcano

Based on the real-life story of a Mayan woman with little to no control over her own destiny, Ixcanul was submitted as Guatemala’s first-ever entry in the foreign-language film category for the 2015 Academy Awards. It also won the Berlinale Film Festival’s Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize and was an official selection for both the 2015 Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

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