Join Brava for Los Guardianes del Maiz an evening of food, film & community to benefit Brava! for Women in the Arts. The evening features a limited-seating, pre-performance reception in Brava’s Cabaret with Oaxacan dishes from award-winning Bay Area chefs, followed by screenings of Gustavo Vazquez’s documentary film “Los Guardianes del Maiz” and the 7-minute short, “Seed Mother: Coming Home.” The screenings will be directly followed by the panel discussion “Keeping Native Corn” with the filmmakers and Chef Dominica Rice-Cisneros of famed Oakland restaurant Bombera.
5:30PM – RECEPTION IN BRAVA’S CABARET
Dine on Oaxacan dishes from award-winning local chefs Dominica Rice-Cisneros of Bombera, Rosa Martinez of Origen, Francisco Camacho and Eduardo Antonio of Cafe de Olla, Val Cantu of Californios, Isai Cuevas of Dinaji, and Emmanuel of Bolita Masa. The food will be accompanied by a mezcal tasting sponsored by chefs Jorge Martinez and Lorena Zertuche of Lolo.
7:00PM – SCREENINGS OF LOS GUARDIANES DEL MAIZ and SEED MOTHER
Join us for the screening of Gustavo Vazquez’ documentary film Los Guardianes del Maiz (Keepers of the Corn) the story of native corn told by the indigenous farmers, artisans and cooks in Mexico whose ancestors shepherded the ever-evolving seeds from the dawn of agriculture into the 21st Century. Proceeding the film is the 7-minute short, Seed Mother: Coming Home, a poetic embodiment of the Indigenous Seed Rematriation movement from directors Mateo Hinojosa and Rowen White.
8:15PM – PANEL DISCUSSION “KEEPING NATIVE CORN” WITH Q&A
Open to all ticket holders, the panel discussion “Keeping Native Corn” features panelists: Dominica Rice-Cisneros – Chef of Oakland’s famed restaurant Bombera; Yira Vallejo – Associate producer and founder of Maiz Nation; Jonathan Barbieri – Artist and Executive Producer Los Guardianes del Maiz; and Gustavo Vazquez – Independent filmmaker/Professor Film & Digital Media UCSC.
$20 – $75.