Spanish-Mexican director Sergi Pedro Ros’ documentary Laberinto Yo’eme (Yo’eme’s Labyrinth) spotlights the difficulties facing the Yaquis of northwestern Sonora, Mexico, in defense of their lives and ancestral land. Since 2010, the government of Sonora, through the Independencia Aqueduct, has illegally diverted millions of cubic meters of water from the Yaqui River, causing a serious drought for the tribe and endangering their lives. At the same time, its territory has been flooded with drugs and violence. Yaquis seek answers and find strength for their resistance in the depths of their cultural identity.
Curated by Clara López Menéndez.
The Jack H. Skirball Series is organized by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas.