Cuates de Australia

Sunday, December 13th, 7:30pm
Proyector Presents: Cuates De Australia
(A Non-fiction and fiction hybrid Mexican film series)
Curated by Sebastian Diaz

Everardo González, 2009, 67 min, Mexico
Residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform every year a massive exodus to look for water during drought. In this exile, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their lands, metaphor of a small town that hides from death.

Festivals and Awards: Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Film Festival, Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Discussion with Dir. Everardo González and Richard Peña (Professor at Columbia and former director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center).
Mingle with music, complimentary Mexican food, and mezcal tasting.


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.