Film: La piedra ausente
March 10, 2016
This documentary by Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner explores the present-day relevance of relics from the past. It relates the story of the journey of the colossal stone statue (23 feet high and 168 tons) of a pre-Hispanic rain deity, thought to be Tlaloc, from the village of San Miguel Coatlinchán, where it had lain for centuries in a dry riverbed, to its present location in front of Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia. The removal of the statue caused a rebellion in the village and a subsequent intervention by the army. Today, it stands in its urban setting as one of the principal icons of national identity. Presented in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque.
Spanish with English subtitles; 82 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show