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The FICM screened Tote_Abuelo by María Sojob

By: Aranza Flores @Alvayeah

Marina Stavenhagen, coordinator of the forum “Mexican Indigenous Women Filmmakers: identity and new narratives,” in the company of director María Sojob, presented Tote_Abuelo, a film that is competing in the Documentary Section of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

María Sojob

María Sojob

Tote_Abuelo is an approach to Sojob’s roots and childhood through an encounter with her grandfather, from whom she was at a distance. “The hard part is this self-representation process, not only of representing the community that I come from, but of flipping the camera and questioning my identity conflicts, how I experience love as a Tzotzil woman who had to migrate to the city to study,” said Sojob before thanking her entire team.

Additionally, this film is released in the context of the forum “Mexican Indigenous Women Filmmakers: identity and new narratives,” which seeks to make visible the different ways of telling stories that exist among the large number of cultures in our country. The forum will continue with its activities until Wednesday, October 23.