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2004 | Color | 53 min

Tropic of Cancer At the height of the Tropic of Cancer in the desert of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, various families survive by hunting animals which they sell on the freeway.

Country: México
Direction: Polgovsky; Eugenio
Script: Polgovsky; Eugenio
Production: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC);, Polgovsky; Eugenio
Photography: Polgovsky; Eugenio
Sound: Muñoz Cota Callejas; Isabel
Music: Frank; Cesar, Preludio en Mi Mayor
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Participation year at FICM: 2004

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Trópico de Cáncer

At the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer in the desert of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, many families survive by hunting animals and selling them along the highway.

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