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Rigoberta Menchú: Broken Silence (1992)    

Number: 375

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Country: Spanish, 25 minutes

Spoken Languages: Spanish

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Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: "In recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation" she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 12, 1992. "The celebration of Columbus is for us an insult," said Menchú, one of the most outspoken, articulate, and persuasive advocates of native rights. This program presents a profile of this extraordinary woman, whose life has become a symbol of the sufferings, not only of her own Mayan Quiché people, but of all the indigenous people of the Americas. It is a moving portrait, too, of a self-taught woman who dreams of two things: a Guatemalan Congress integrating indigenous and nonindigenous men and women—and having a child "so I can plant my own seed, for better or worse."

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017