- Sergio Batiz |
- 2004 |
- 15 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Sale Format(s): Blu-Ray Disc / DVD
The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire has not stopped a remote Mexican village from annually performing a war dance to God. Unfortunately, because of the high rate of immigration of young Zapotec men to the United States, one of the most important indigenous festivals practiced in the central valley of Oaxaca, Mexico could be in serious danger of fading out to the next generation just because Zapotec men now live in the U.S.A.
(Many of the dancers from this film no longer live in Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico. They have immigrated in search for work to the United States!)
*** Awards ***
Director's Citation Awards 25th Black Maria Film Festival New Jersey City, USA 2006
Best Documentary Short Monterrey International Film Festival 2005
Best Documentary Short 3rd Annual Oakland International Film Festival 2004
Best Art Film Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Film Festival San Francisco, CA 2005
This film is for sale in DVD and Blu-Ray formats, please specify when ordering.
Blu-Ray is $50 Individual/ $110 Institutional sale
DVD is $30 individual / $100 Instuttional sale