The Mexican Museum to Present Screening of World-Acclaimed Documentary SUNÚ - The Mexican Museum

The Mexican Museum to Present Screening of World-Acclaimed Documentary SUNÚ - The Mexican Museum

The Mexican Museum to Present Screening of World-Acclaimed Documentary SUNÚ - The Mexican Museum

February 28th screening will reveal how GMO seeds are threatening maize (corn) and indigenous peoples in Mexico SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 21, 2017 - On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm-8: 00 pm, The Mexican Museum will host a special screening of SUNU film director Teresa Camou's internationally acclaimed documentary film about the agricultural treasure known as maize (corn), which is being threatened by the introduction of genetically modified seeds in Mexico. Opening a series of Bay Area events, the screening will take place at The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion that includes Camou and Gabriela Cámara, renowned chef and owner of Contramar and Cala in Mexico City and San Francisco. Tickets are $ 10 and available through Eventbrite. Refreshments will be provided by The Mexican Museum.

Press conference: Prior to the screening, the press conference will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with Camou and museum representatives. GMO seeds are threatening the growth of corn, corn-based cuisine, Mexico's farmers and communities, and the environment.

Camou's years of work with social-justice organizations in the indigenous communities of Sierra Tarahumara compelled her to make a film that catches the simple beauty of this world. With this documentary, she seeks to provide a better understanding of these rural communities. Her hope is that Sunú not only changes the way we think, the outsiders, but that also inspires people to take action. Camou will be in the Bay Area and available for interviews from Feb. 28 - March 7 and March 13 -15. SUNU is being distributed by EPF Media, a distributor and producer of innovative documentaries that educate and raise awareness of social issues. For the SUNU trailer, photos, and press kit, please visit: http://www.epfmedia.com/sunu.

About the Director, Teresa Camou: Born and raised in Mexico, Teresa Camou began a professional puppeteer, working from 1996 through 2011 as part of Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, where she continues to collaborate to this day. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Social Science from Bennington College in 2004, she returned to Mexico and founded the Sierra Taraumara Indigenous Theater, an indigenous Mexican puppet theater company based in Mexico's Sierra Madre.

SUNU marks her first feature film.

Other Bay Area Screenings of Sunu :
Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz 3/1
Watsonville Film Festival, Watsonville 3/2 < The Berkeley Pena, 3/3
Eastside Cultural Center, Oakland 3/4
The Cenzontles, San Pablo 3/6
Stanford, Palo Alto 3/7
California institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco 3/13
San Jose State / MLK Library, San Jose 3/14
Colibri Dance Group, Redwood City 3/15

About The Mexican Museum: Founded by the well-known San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center. It is the realization of his vision to present the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum's vision has expanded to include the full scope of the Mexican, Chicano, and Latino experience - including the arts, history, and heritage of their respective cultures.

Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Museum joins over 200 organizations in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Panama that are in association with the Smithsonian. The Mexican Museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 16,500 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Chicano and Latin American art.

The Mexican Museum, open Thursday - Sunday from noon to 4 pm, is located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. Admission is FREE. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures, and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.

Victoria Sanchez De Alba, De Alba Communications, (650) 270-7810 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larry Rattner, U.S. Distributor of Sunú , EPF Media, (310) 200-9663 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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