2012 | Mexico | Color | 27 min 0 min.
Prayers have become a thing of the past in the town of Tenejapa. There?s no one to pray for life, or to fend off illness or other problems come. No one pays attention to the ancient ones, those of the custom. Alonso Sántis López is one of the few traditional spiritual leaders who is dedicated to serving the town. His work consists of praying to the gods for the Bankilales (older brothers) and watching over the lives of the people. During the carnival, a ritual that brings in the new year and another period of responsibility for maintaining the custom, we will meet “El Nail”.
Direction: Jiménez Díaz, Néstor A.
Script: Jiménez Díaz, Néstor A.
Production: Sánchez Gómez, Marisela
Photography: Antonio Méndez Rodríguez, Juan
Edition: Jiménez Díaz, Néstor A.
Sound: Gómez, Guillermo | Sánchez Gómez, Marisela
Cast: Sántiz López (el Nail), Alonso | Tradicional De Tenejapa, Pueblo
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Films by the same director presented at FICM:
Gift of Being (2015)