Jayro Bustamante / France, Guatemala / 62 min / 2015 / Maria, a Mayan teenager, works on a plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. Pepe, who plans to migrate to the USA, becomes her way out of her arranged marriage.
[Maya & Spanish with English subtitles]
Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution.
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