Films

Juanita

Ximena Amescua Cuenca
2015 | 24 minutes | Mexico, Maya, U.S.A.
Director in Attendance

Doctor, midwife, nurse, activist: Juanita is a practitioner of traditional Mayan medicine and the leader of an organization of midwives in the Yucatan, Mexico. This film offers a candid glimpse into her everyday life as she treats patients, forcing viewers to reconsider the terms “modern” and “traditional” medicine.

Followed by Leaving Africa: A Story About Friendship and Empowerment

Co-presented by New York University Center for Media, Culture and History