76 Minutes, in English with Spanish subtitles
Noon (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.), Chazen Museum, 750 University Avenue, UW-Madison
WOVEN LIVES examines how traditional art and design play an active role in the cultural sustainability of the Zapotec communities in Oaxaca. This documentary, which traces the development of the weaving process from the first people in the valley to the present day, uniquely blends the perspectives of art, design, business, history, ethnic studies and cultural anthropology. While the textiles are the centerpiece of the film, it highlights the life around the production that creates a sense of connection to the culture, the community, the past and the future.
“WOVEN LIVES/VIDAS ENTREJIDAS” – Introduction and post-screening Q&A with Carolyn Kallenborn, Assistant Professor of Design Studies, UW-Madison and the film’s creator (Professor Kallenborn will be bringing samples of Oaxacan textiles to the screening!)
Co-sponsored by the Chazen and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS)