5Q's w/Dawn Engle "Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter of the Maya" Director

| DAUGHTER OF THE MAYA dir: Dawn Engle | Saturday | BLOCK I | 3:30 | 

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 140 characters

Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya tells the story of justice from the viewpoint of one girl, Rigoberta Menchu. It's a must-see for those interested in Human Rights and Social Justice. 

#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?

In the early 1980s, over 30,000 indigenous people were killed or went missing in Guatemala during their civil war. It has only been recently that justice is coming to the victims. 

#3: What is your movie making background?  Tell us about yourself.

This is the 3rd film in the Nobel Legacy Film Series, which tells the life stories of Nobel Peace Prize winners from around the world. Husband and wife team, Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Engle, have worked closely with the laureates over the past 20 years, filming and interviewing them over that time. In 2012, they began working on the series in order to share the stories with the world. 

#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?

We have a saying that "things will get done only if you do them." 

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?

Our next film, "Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired" premieres in June 2017, followed by "Dalai Lama: Scientist" in June 2018. 

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