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2010 | Color | 19 min 45 seg

Experimental ethnography shows a place that is literally on the edge of the map: San Lucas Camotlán, in Oaxaca, one of the many communities that moves in different time layers and mixes them in mysterious and creative ways. A rare look at this “invisible” region.

Country: México
Direction: Varela; Bruno
Script: Varela; Bruno
Production: Varela; Bruno
Photography: Rojas; Hermenegildo, Varela; Bruno
Sound: Varela; Bruno
Music: Música Típica Mixe;
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2010

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The generations of images dissolved to the point of losing their image condition. 

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