Sin tierra, no somos nadie. Without land, we are no one.

Please join us the first weekend of February for Cruz, a feature-length documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero. We’re hosting two screenings Saturday, Feb. 4 at the McDonnell Theater, each of which is followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

Cruz tells the story of Cruz, the proud patriarch of an indigenous Rarámuri clan, who fled from his home high in the Mexican Sierras after he was forced off his tribe’s ancestral land by drug cartels and the violence they bring with them (read the full synopsis here).

Teresa Camou Guerrero “meticulously employs intimate interviews with [Cruz’] kin, striking cinematography, and stunning pen-and-ink animation to create an evocative portrait of a resilient family’s gradual triumph over the horrors of death and injustice” (San Francisco International Film Festival).

The film is in Spanish and Rarámuri with English subtitles. Tickets are $15 or pay-what-you-can at the door (cash preferred).

We are excited to work with partners in New Brunswick and Lambertville to bring Cruz to more communities and host bilingual Q&As with the filmmaker.

  • Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 PM at coLAB Arts, 9 Bayard St., New Brunswick, co-presented by New Brunswick Tomorrow, Mercado Esperanza, Esperanza Neighborhood Project, and coLAB Arts | Register here
  • Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3:30 PM at Acme Screening Room, Lambertville, co-presented by Fisherman’s Mark and Acme Screening Room | Reserve your seat

Screenings in New Brunswick and Lambertville will be shown with Spanish and English subtitles.

We hope you can join us!