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RI K’ECHELAJ NICH’ON Screening
May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
The UVA Department of Art New Media and Albemarle High School Latinx students will be presenting a film screening of Ri K’echelaj Nich’on on Saturday, May 4. The high schoolers will be screening their independent film along with UVA students on topics of immigration and youth experiences. The showing will be from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at the Vinegar Hill Theater.
In times of hardship, individuals who fight for their rights demonstrate both resilience and strength and undoubtedly inspire others around them. María Chavalan Sut, a 44-year-old indigenous Guatemalan woman, has faced numerous challenges since her upbringing and is now fighting for her safety and freedom in Charlottesville, Virginia as she takes public sanctuary at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. In the experimental animated short-film “Ri K’echelaj Nich’on”, Maria’s journey is depicted as she opens up to share her story. The experimental animation illustrates Maria’s transition from Guatemala to Charlottesville as her personal experiences are shared in efforts to inform others of her on-going fight living in sanctuary.
The Department is thrilled to host a panel including Esther Poveda, Anthony Fontes, Micheline Marcom and Andrea Negrete. A reception will follow.