2011 | Mexico | video HD | Colour | 65 min.
Best Mexican Feature-Length Documentary, Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico, 2011)
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Silvestre Pantaleón is an elderly indigenous man living in the state of Guerrero. We follow Don Silvestre in his daily life and work, making rope from cactus fiber that is then used to lift saints. We become witnesses to the unfair competition between traditional means of production and modern industrial manufacturing processes. The cinematography is rich in ethnographic detail; the result of participant observation, curious and intimate, but always respectful. An astonishing example of contemporary ethnographic cinema.
DIRECTOR Roberto Olivares Ruiz & Jonathan D. Amith
SCREENPLAY Roberto Olivares Ruiz & Jonathan D. Amith
PRODUCER Jonathan D. Amith
Ojo de Agua Comunicación
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