Director: Ximena Amescua Cuenca
2015 | 23 min
Languages: Spanish, Mayan
A glimpse into the everyday life of Juanita, a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse and activist. Leader of “The Awakening of the Women who Heal,” an organization of midwives in the Orient of Yucatan, Mexico. Juanita has dedicated her life to helping others with her gift for healing. The film follows Juanita as she redefines the meaning of ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ medicine practices.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Finalist, SIMA Awards 2016