February 23, 2013
A Spiritual Sojourn of Life through Chicano Culture
Through the eyes and heart of young Antonio Marez, from the very moment he met Ultima to her blessing of Antonio, and her transition, I followed his journey. Ultima's wisdom; her embrace of life, and her reverence and stewardship for the divine majesty of mother earth affirmed the stirrings of my heart. Catholicism is my faith too, but it appeared less important than the cultural of the Chicano people in New Mexico, a mix of Chicano and Catholicism. Antonio grew to understand and appreciate Ultima's wisdom...questioning, learning, observing; watching the examples of his older brothers, parents, the priest, and the healings of Ultima, the good curandero of the people. Amidst, the tensions and conflicts of the time, Antonio grows and becomes so much because of his relationship with Ultima. A powerful film indeed!
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