EL PUEBLO MEXICANO QUE CAMINA

A long voyage to Guadelupe

Juan Francisco Urrusti
Mexico 1996 | 97 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Juan Francisco Urrusti

»The ven­er­a­tion for Tonantzin-Guadalupe has been an essen­tial Mex­i­can theme under­ly­ing Mex­i­can cul­tur­al and polit­i­cal values since the XVIth cen­tu­ry. Guided by the tes­ti­monies of Indige­nous people, Mex­i­cans of mixed her­itage and Chi­canos about this com­plex sub­ject matter, we can under­stand why…The film is a tes­ti­mo­ny of the Mex­i­can cult of the virgin of Guadalupe, where the pil­grims sig­ni­fy the Mex­i­can pop­u­la­tion of all times and the pil­grim­ages sym­bol­ize our his­to­ry. For me, this film lit­er­al­ly means a nine-year long jour­ney to the unfath­omable heart of Mexico, which beats in the hope of a better, inde­pen­dent Mexico and a better world with more peace and social jus­tice.« (J.F. Urrusti)