Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Thursday February 11 2021 at 8:30 PM

× Following Yukon Government COVID guidelines, large sections of the YAC theatre will be blocked off to ensure safe social distancing, and you are not able to select your own seating, to maximize our restricted seating capacity. Masks are mandatory for all patrons. We are also only able to provide advance ticket sales for this performance. THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP / RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill.

Five centuries since Cortés conquered the Aztec Empire, award-winning director Rodrigo Reyes brings to the screen one of the most powerful examinations of the systemic effects of colonialism in Mexico. Blending fictionalized elements with documentary, 499 follows a conquistador who embarks on a journey to retrace the destructive route the Spanish army took from the shores of Veracruz to Tenochtitlán (modern-day Mexico City). As past collides with present, he bears witness to his actions and hears the poignant stories of real people, getting to the root of the wave of violence that is overtaking contemporary Mexico. Told with outstanding cinematography and sound design, 499 leads audiences to confront the haunting echoes of colonization. What is the true impact of history in our lives today? And how can we stop the cycle of violence and right the wrongs of the past? - Hot Docs

In Spanish with English subtitles Dir. Rodrigo Reyes, Mexico, 2020, 88 min.

Content advisory: descriptions of graphic physical and sexual violence, mature themes

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