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February 04, 2010

Burwa Dii Ebo (The Wind and the Water): Dinner & a Movie with Members of the Igar Yala Collective

Sunday, Feb. 14th the NMAI will host seven members of the Igar Yala Collective for a screening of their film Burwa Dii Ebo (The Wind and the Water), Panama’s first narrative feature film. Burwa Dii Ebo explores the complicated relationships between Kuna people living on the islands along the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia and those who have moved to metropolises like Panama City. Based on the personal stories of members of the collective, the film follows two youths—Machi, who grew up in the culturally autonomous Kuna islands and moves to the city to pursue his education, and Rosy, who grew up in the city, but ignores her heritage until she is forced to confront it.

The showing is part of NMAI’s Dinner & a Movie program for The Power of Chocolate Festival happening Valentine’s weekend at the Mall museum. The museum’s wonderful Mitsitam Cafe will be open from 5 p.m. until 6:30 Sunday evening, and will feature several chocolate-themed recipes in honor of the festival. The film starts at 7 p.m. and runs 100 minutes. Our guests from the Igar Yala Collective will take part in a brief discussion after the screening.

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by enjoying a chocolate-themed meal from the Mitsitam Cafe and watching this powerful, beautiful film? Please visit http://nmai.si.edu/chocolate/2010/dinner.html and follow the link to register for the film. The screening is free, but registration is strongly recommended. (You do not need to register for dinner.)



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Will this movie be showing at the NMAI in New York City some time? Thank you.

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