Mexiko

A SKIRT FULL OF BUTTERFLIES

Ellen Osborne, Maureen Gosling
USA 1993 | 15 Min. | OmeU, Umatic
Matri­archy? »Tribe of Ama­zons«? That is what explor­ers and other out­siders roman­ti­cal­ly named the Zapotecs of the Isth­mus of Tehuan­te­pec in south­ern Oaxaca, Mexico. The Isth­mus is a place where … read more

ALMA EN VUELO

Antonio Noyola
Mexico 1992 | 26 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
ALMA EN VUELO forms part of the Series »The paths of the sacred« on tra­di­tion­al fes­tiv­i­ties in Mexico. It records the Tarahu­mara nations’s peyote rite in North­ern Mexico.

EL NIÑO FIDENCIO, TAUMA-TURGO DE ESPINAZO

Nicolás Echevarría
Mexico 1981 | 75 Min. | 35 mm, OF
Q&A with: Nicolás Echevarría
Doc­u­men­tary about the cer­e­monies in honour of Niño Fiden­cio, a famous curan­dero (quack) of the 20s, in the town of Espina­zo, in the state of Nuevo León. The film com­bines … read more

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 … read more

IM SPIEGEL DES SCHAMANEN

Ingrid Kummels, Manfred Schäfer
Germany 1989 | 45 Min. | 16 mm
Q&A with: Ingrid Kummels, Manfred Schäfer
The film por­trays the sipá’ame (Peyote-quack) Sev­eri­co. The Tarahu­mara or Rará­muri who live in the Sierra Madre Occi­den­tal in North­ern Mexico are used to a very respect­ful rela­tion­ship with the … read more

MARAACAME - CANTADOR Y CURANDERO

Juan Francisco Urrusti
Mexico 1982 | 47 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Juan Francisco Urrusti
The film is a doc­u­men­tary on the life of Augustin Mon­toya de la Cruz , named Tepú. As a quack, song­writer, dancer and clair­voy­ant, he plays an impor­tant role in … read more

POETAS CAMPESINOS

Nicolás Echevarría
Mexico 1980 | 49 Min. | 35 mm, OF
Q&A with: Nicolás Echevarría
This doc­u­men­tary was made at San Felipe Otlal­te­pec, mix­te­ca region in the south of the state of Puebla. It deals with the most remark­able artis­tic tra­di­tion of the farm­ers who … read more

RITUAL DER SCHWARZEN SONNE

Gerd Roscher
Germany 1997 | 68 Min. | 16 mm
Q&A with: Gerd Roscher
60 years ago Antonin Artaud start­ed on a voyage to the North of Mexico to get to know the rit­u­als of the Tarahu­mara indi­ans. He described this voyage in sev­er­al … read more

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 … read more

TESHUINADA - SEMANA SANTA TARAHUMARA

Nicolás Echevarría
Mexico 1979 | 53 Min. | 35 mm, OF
Q&A with: Nicolás Echevarría
The film doc­u­ments the east­ern fes­tiv­i­ties of the Tarahu­maras, the biggest group within the indige­nous pop­u­la­tion of Mexico. It com­bines reli­gious ele­ments with those of social organ­i­sa­tion at the begin­ning … read more