Scene from the film Mamá
Scene from the film Mamá
Scene from the film Mamá
Scene from the film Mamá
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As a Mexican Tzotzil I grew up between the sacrality both of Guadalupe Virgin and Mother Earth. As a son, I grew up among the derision of not having a father and blaming my mother for it. ‘Mom’ is a dialogue between mother and son exploring their contradictions, knowing and recognizing each other, and reflecting on naturalized violence and its reproduction.

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    José Alfredo Jiménez Pérez, Xun Sero
  • Editing
    Nicolas Défossé
  • Sound
    Jaime Álvarez, Martin de Torcy, Pablo Fernández Murguia
  • Runtime
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Mexico
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Canada, 2022)
    • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2022)
    • Guadalajara International Film Festival (Mexico, 2022)
    • Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada, 2022)
    • Ambulante Film Festival (Mexico, 2022)
    • BlCanvas – Contemporary Film Festival (Mexico, 2022)
    • Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico, 2022)
    • Festival del Nuevo Cine Mexicano de Durango (Mexico, 2022)
    • Virginia Film Festival (United Sates, 2022)
    • Festival Zanate (Colima, Mexico, 2022)
    • FICD Festival Internacional de Cine en el Desierto (Sonora, Mexico, 2022)
    • Libre Cinema Festival (Mérida, México, 2022)
    • Docpoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland, 2023)
    • International Film Festival (Mexico, 2023)
    • Festival de Cine Latinoamericano en Barcelona (Spain, 2023)
    • Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse (France, 2023)
    • Seattle International Film Festival (USA, 2023)
    • LASA Latin American Studies Association Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada, 2023)
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Award | Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
    • Audience Award for Best Documentary | Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, France)
    • Excellent Visual Anthropology Award | Ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria
    • IlLA Cinema Award for Best Documentary Feature Film | IILA – Organización Internacional Ítalo- Latino Americana
    • LASA Award of Merit in Film | LASA Latin American Studies Association Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
    • Best Documentary Debut Film |
    • Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • FEISAL Award | Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature | International Film Festival, Mexico city
    • Honorable Mention of the Young Jury | Black Canvas – Contemporary Film Festival, Mexico is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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