Sunday, November 15th, 7:30pm
Proyector Presents: Brilliant Soil
(A Non-fiction and fiction hybrid Mexican film series)
Curated by Sebastian Diaz
Sebastian Diaz, Jose Luis Figueroa, 2011, 74 min, Mexico
Brilliant Soil focuses of the touching story of Herlinda Morales, a native potter who has dedicated her life to the prevention of lead poisoning in her community.
Festivals and Awards: Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize award at 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2013, Grand Prix winner at 8th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, in Montpellier, France 2012; Best Film at International Festival of Indigenous Film, Puebla, Mexico 2012; Raindance Film Festival, London, England 2012.
Discussion with Co-director Sebastian Diaz and Eric O’leary (Ceramist and Chairman of Aid to Artisans International).
Mingle with music, complimentary Mexican food, and mezcal tasting.
Part of Program 2: Digging the Roots of a Denied Civilization
A series of current visions of indigenous Mexico. Stories and subjects with a strong connection to nature, serve as a metaphor to explore global themes like identity, family or aging.
Events Partnerships: The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, IMCINE, Cinema Tropical, Remezcla, Mex and The City, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) NYU, Brooklyn Documentary Club, Mu media.