Civic Cinema: The Guardians
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
What do humans and monarch butterflies have in common?
The Guardians takes us through a journey of an indigenous community in México. In this documentary, the people of Donaciano Ojeda in Michoacán, México confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the forest in their ancestral lands that have been nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.
Join us as we highlight the need for monarch habitat conservation and our collective responsibility to carve out a sustainable future for monarchs and migrants.
Post-documentary discussion facilitated by Rosa Cabrera, LCC Director and Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, Heritage Garden Educator.
Duration: 60 mins
Spanish and English