Flores que explotan / Bursting flowers (2023)

The video Flores que explotan (Bursting flowers, 47 min, Spanish with German subtitles) features interviews in Iximulew/Guatemala about the roots of the colonial economy and its continuities. The participants are: Maya Kaqchikel communities resisting against the cement factory “Progreso”, lawyer Juan Castro from Lawyers for Pueblos Indígenas and Dr. Aura Cumes with economist/poet Kaypa’ Tz’iken (from the collective Comunidad de estudios Mayas Ixb’alamkyej Junajpu Wunaj), who together offer an analysis of the foundation and continuities of a colonial economy in Guatemala and Abya Yala.