A Special Screening of "The Other Conquest"
The Other Conquest (La Otra Conquista) is a 2000 Mexican feature film (re-released theatrically in 2007) written, directed, and edited by Salvador Carrasco. The film is a powerful drama about the aftermath of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1520s, told from the perspective of the indigenous Aztec people. It explores the social, religious, and psychological changes brought about by a historical process of colonization that defined the American continent. The Other Conquest depicts the complex fusion that took place between the Catholic faith brought to Mexico by the Spaniards and the Aztec beliefs of the indigenous natives. Receiving wide critical acclaim during its run in the United States, the film was ranked as one of the Los Angeles Times's top ten films of 2000.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Salvador Carrasco, the film’s protagonist Damián Delgado (as Topiltzin), and local scholars.
Bing Theater | Free, tickets required
STANDBY ONLY: A stand-by line will form at 6:30 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office. Please note that we cannot guarantee any standby access; guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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