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Country: Mexico
Year: 2019
Duration: 18'
Direction: Charles Fairbanks, Saúl Kak
Cinematographer: Charles Fairbanks
Editor: Charles Fairbanks
Sound: Saúl Kak
Music: Hugo Paris, Lavender


A sonic portrait of a Chiapan village in southern Mexico, focused on architecture and public space. Filmed over six years, ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) presents a sensory ethnography of communication in a Zoque community that was displaced by the eruption of the Chichonal volcano. Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak address the cultural richness of indigenous communities, and denounce the pressure they are under to maintain their land and rights. 

Charles Fairbanks, Saúl Kak

Saúl Kak is an artist, activist, speaker of Zoque and a member of this thousand-year-old culture. Saul is the director of the art residency program at Galería MUY, and his work —performance, video, and documentaries— focuses its attention on the plight and struggles of his people.

Charles Fairbanks is a filmmaker and writer. For his audiovisual work he has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony and the Wexner Art Center. He founded the Media Arts program at Antioch College, and currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

- Filmography:
La selva negra (2016), ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) (2019)

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ambulante, Oberhausen, Open City Documentary Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, L’Alternativa, Ann Arbor Film Festival

Spanish premiere 

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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