El dueño de las mariposas (2006, 2009)

El dueño de las mariposas (2006, 2009) HIDVL

El Dueño de las Mariposas ('The Owner of the Butterflies'), a collective creation by FOMMA directed by Doris Difarnecio, tells the story of Chepe, an orphan predestined by his "wayjel" -the hummingbird- to change the fate of the slaves suffering under the despotic rule of coffee plantation landowner Don Martín Contreras. The play exposes the dreadful life and work conditions of the "cafetaleros" (coffee plantation workers), denouncing human right violations and demanding the observance of the fundamental rights of the individual. This piece is the result of a process of collective creation on the relationship between politics and the body; the resulting performance brings together symbols, characters and circumstances from the rich Mayan imaginary as well as from the everyday life conditions of indigenous peoples in Latin America, in intricate labyrinths of time, love, injustice, and freedom, an urgent call for inalienable human rights.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/g79cnpfz

Additional Info

  • Title: El dueño de las mariposas
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:02:28 & 00:51:30
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 31 Aug 2006 & Jun 2009
  • Location: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Type-Format: play, performance, community theater
  • Cast: 2006-Isabel Juárez Espinosa, María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, Giovanni Arguedas (guest artist). 2009-María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, Victoria Patishtan Gómez
  • Credits: Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), producer, writer ; Doris Difarnecio, director ; Isabel Juárez Espinosa, María Francisca Oseguera Cruz, Victoria Patishtan Gómez, María Pérez Sántiz, Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, collective creation.