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Special screening of Gente de mar y viento and Kárapani Tsínharhini at the 17th FICM

By: Celina Manuel

Gente de mar y viento, by Ingrid Eunice and Kárapani Tsínharhini by Magda Cacari, had a special screening that was presented by the directors, in the company of Marina Stavenhagen, as part of the Forum Mexican Indigenous Filmmakers: Identity and new narratives, in the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

Magda Cacari, Ingrid Eunice

Magda Cacari, Ingrid Eunice

The filmmaker from Oaxaca, Ingrid Eunice, thanked the audience for their attendance and appeared excited for her participation in the Festival: “I’m very happy to be here and that you are in this room to see the stories we share and know the characters that we were able to portray.” Gente de mar y viento is the story of Herminio and Mariano, Zapotec fishermen, who have actively lived a long process of struggle and resistance.

“It’s great that we’re all here, in an Indigenous territory, resistance territory,” commented Michoacán filmmaker, Magda Cacari; about the works, she addressed that these are different views on Indigenous representation which are different from “the vision of the non-Indigenous.” Kárapani Tsínharhini (Wake up flying) addresses the issue of gender equality in Indigenous communities.

Iris Villalpando, Magda Cacari

Iris Villalpando, Magda Cacari