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As part of the Indigenous Peoples Forum, the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) presented the forum "Indigenous Mexican filmmakers: identity and new narratives" with the support of the FilmWatch grant awarded by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

The forum aims to reflect on issues of common interest such as diversity, identity, gender equality, film and audiovisual production challenges, and the perspective, themes, and new narrative forms in the creative production of Indigenous women filmmakers.


  1. Luna Marán
  2. Yolanda Cruz
  3. Ángeles Cruz
  4. Dolores Santiz
  5. Dinazar Urbina Mata
  6. Ingrid Eunice Fabián González
  7. María Sojob
  8. María Candelaria Palma Marcelino
  9. Magda Cacari
  10. Iris Belén Villalpando López


Feature Films

  1. Tote_Abuelo (Dir. María Sojob, 2019)
  2. Tío Yim (Dir. Luna Marán, 2019)
  3. Siempre andamos caminando (Dir. Dinazar Urbina Mata, 2017)
  4. Gente de mar y viento (Dir. Ingrid Eunice Fabián González, 2016)

Short Films

  1. Arcángel (Dir. Ángeles Cruz, 2018)
  2. Reencuentros: 2051 migrantes (Dir. Yolanda Cruz, 2009)
  3. Kárapani Tsínharhini (Dir. Magda Cacari, 2018)
  4. Rojo (Dir. María Candelaria Palma Marcelino, 2019)
  5. Pox, la bebida sagrada (Dir. Dolores Santiz)
  6. Yolem Jammut (mujer yoreme) (Dir. Iris Belén Villalpando López, 2017)


Representation and Identities: The Indigenous in Contemporary Mexican Cinema



Gender perspective; equity and parity: the Indigenous women's perspective