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2013 | B/N | 9:23 min

An experimental short film about a migrant’s search for his Mixteco Oaxacan roots after returning to find a ghost town and a disintegrated culture.


Country: México
Direction: Caballero Trujillo; Edson
Production: Caballero Trujillo; Edson
Photography: Caballero Trujillo; Edson
Music: de Riada; Luz
Participation year at FICM: 2013

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Atempa –Dreams by the River–

Being a child muxe, or Zapotec homosexual, Tino assumes the role of a woman to reach his teens, to resolve his economic situation and his past, despite social deprivation. Tino wants to achieve his dream of becoming a "quinceañera" and Queen Muxe. This is an intimate journey into a magical town of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, lost in the wild heel of Mexico, where femininity, strong women and men dressed as women prevail.

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