TEPÚ

Juan Francisco Urrusti
Mexico 1994-95 | 27 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with:
Juan Francisco Urrusti

The inhab­i­tants of Mexico City may not think about it daily, but the spot they live on used to be the centre of Aztec cul­ture until the 16th cen­tu­ry. How does a tra­di­tion­al Indian look at the gigan­tic metrop­o­lis, where mil­lions of mes­ti­zos live? Urrusti vis­it­ed the cap­i­tal of Mexico with the old shaman Tepú. The result is a cul­tur­al clash, which makes it clear that there is a wide gap between the tra­di­tion­al Indian vision of life and the modern world.