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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak

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In 1982, the eruption of a volcano called Chichonal forced the Zoque community to relocate. Filmed over the course of six years, (((((/*\))))) captures the unique atmosphere of the Indigenous group’s Chiapas village. This ethnographic excursion is a feast for the eyes and an auditory journey paced by quaint music and advertisements blaring from shops and roving trucks. Gradually, political themes come to the surface. Through a portrait of this world, Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak (a Zoque artist and activist) explore the cultural richness of minority communities and neoliberal pressure on Indigenous peoples and their lands, with clear parallels to the painful condition of refugees everywhere.

the Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal and Aeromexico

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  • Country : Mexico, United States
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Spanish, zoque
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 18 MIN
  • Cinematography : Charles Fairbanks
  • Editing : Charles Fairbanks
  • Production : Saul Kak, Charles Fairbanks
  • Music : Hugo Paris
  • Sound Design : Saul Kak
Filmography of Charles Fairbanks :

Wrestling with my Father (2010)
Irma (2010)
Flexing Muscles (2012)
The Modern Jungle (2016)
SERIOUSLY NOT FUNNY (2017)

Filmography of Saul Kak :

The Modern Jungle (2016)

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