About this blog
Al Argueta loves Guatemala, and travels there often. This blog will update information found in his books, and also be a forum to answer reader questions about all things Guatemala.
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- Weekend en Guatemala
- Reflections on the 1996 Peace Accords
- New Flights to Guatemala City
- Alta Verapaz Under State of Siege
- A Very Important Message Regarding ATMs
- Antigua Guatemala Tones Down New Year's Celebration
- Pollo Campero Takes on Disney World
- Widespread Disgust at Murder of Anthropologist
- More Good Press for Guatemala
- Eight Found Guilty in Slaying of Salvadoran Diplomats
- Lake Atitlán to Host Film Festival
- Galerias La Pradera Gets a Facelift
- Former INGUAT Director Accused of Stealing $3.5 Million
Lake Atitlán to Host Film Festival
This week Lake Atitlán will be the site of a roving film festival. The 'IV Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna' (Moonlight Film Festival) will take place in the villages of San Antonio Palopó (11/30), Santa Catarina Palopó (12/1), Panajachel's Barrio Jucanyá (12/2) and the Panajachel public beach (12/4). During this last event, five large screens will simultaneously project movies in the children's, documentary, nature, politics and short film genres starting at 6:30 p.m. All of the films shown are original Guatemalan productions.
Friday night's events (12/3) will include poetry readings and theater productions on Panajachel's public beach.
The event will also include a public forum discussion on the future and legislation of audiovisuals in Guatemala which will take place at 2 p.m. in Panajachel's Restaurante La Palapa.
The kick-off party will take place at Panajachel's Casa Blanca restaurant on Tuesday, November 30 at 5 p.m.
If you're in the area, be sure to check out this fun cultural event. If you're driving this way, keep in mind the road from Sololá to Panajachel (branching off from the Pan-American Highway) is currently closed for repairs. There are three alternate routes, including the routes from Patzun, Las Trampas and San Lucas Tolimán.