Next Thursday, November 11, there will be a free screening of No Son Invisibles: Maya Women and Microfinance, followed by Q&A with director Melissa Eidson. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), will be held at Mezes Auditorium (MEZ 1.306) at 7PM; after the event there will be a reception in the Spanish and Portuguese departmental lounge (BEN 2.102).
In this important new documentary, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus guides us through the stories of three Maya women from Chiapas, explaining how Microfinance has become a strong source of change and empowerment in their lives.
No Son Invisibles has recently screened at a number of festivals, including the Guadalajara Film Festival, the Torino and Roma Film Festivals, and the Seattle Latino Film Festival. Eidson’s previous film, El barrio, screened at Cannes and won Best International Documentary Award at the 2006 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.