MEXICO AWAITING FOR THE SOULS OF THE DEAD


Category
Short Documentary
Director
Małgorzata Szyszka
Year
2018
Country
Poland
Runtime
00:29:05
Budget
4,800 USD
Key Cast
Witold Jacórzyński, Blanca Mónica Marín Valadez, Monica Aguilar Mendizabal, Elías Pérez Pérez, Joaquín Roberto González Martínez, Artur Sochan, Anna Sash Jędrzejewska, Barbara Mazurek, Jan Strada
Other Festivals
Zlatna International Ethnographic Film Festival (ZIEFF) Zlatna August 12, 2018 Europe Premiere The BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Romania WENIFF - West Nordic International Film Festival October 18, 2018 Official Selection Norway International Film Festival Etnofilm Cadca Cadca November 20, 2018 Oficial Selected Slovakia Zagreb TOURFILM Festival Zagreb October 10, 2018 Offitial Selection Bosnia and Herzegovina VIVA Film Festival Nusreta Sarajevo Sarajewo September 12, 2018 Offitial Sellection Bosnia and Herzegovina

An anthropological and travel documentary reveals the secrets of the Saints’ Day in Mexico. Our guide is a Polish anthropologist has been conducting research in San Cristobal de la Casa and Veracruz. It is a new film taken by Malgorzata Szyszka and Artur Socha in the form of travel and anthropological document. The private experience of the authors acquired during travel in combination with the knowledge of Polish anthropologist Witold Jacórzyński shows different world and customs. Owning to Witek and his friends we could know the religious rituals associated with the November 1, which were practiced by both group Mestizos and Indians from Chiapas and Veracruz. Film tells about construction of the altar, preparing special foods, the symbolism of opening the doors of the churches, ringing bells, dancing and singing. Accordance to the beliefs the death is a stage of transition from one life to another and a promise to return to earth. Men return as women, women as men. The Indians stand at least nine different underworld to which the souls of the dead go.

Trailer


Scroll to top