Latin American Film Fest: GUIE’DANI’S NAVEL

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event Details

This is an online screening taking place via Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join the webinar within 24 hours of the screening. Registration via Eventbrite - please register here.

Spanish with English subtitles

In a star-making performance, Sótera Cruz brings razor-sharp intensity to her portrayal of Guie’dani, a Zapotec girl determined to fight for her dignity.

Guie’dani is dragged to Mexico City by her mother to help in her work as a housekeeper for an upper-middle-class family. There, the subtle psychological subjugation inflicted by the white family functions as a metaphor for the oppression of the old world by the new. Yet, Guie’dani rejects the life of servitude and seeks her own identity through a friendship with another rebellious teen.

A striking contrast to Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, Guie’dani’s Navel is a unique coming-of-age narrative exploring the racism inflicted on indigenous people in Mexico and the empowerment of a new generation that refuses to accept it silently.

In partnership with the Department Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo


Event Type(s): Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Age Group(s): Adults