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2012 | Color | 14 min

A tree is removed from its habitat and turned into the principal element of an indigenous tradition.

Country: México
Direction: Andrade Juárez; Gastón
Script: Andrade Juárez; Gastón
Production: Coronel; Alfonso
Photography: Andrade; Gastón, Arrangoiz; Esteban
Sound: Márquez; Estíbaliz
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Participation year at FICM: 2012

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