In support of Misión México, the short film I Lost My Dream (México, 2015,10 mins) will be screened prior to Alamar.
“This is lyrical, minimalist film-making with maximum effect for such a slender thread of life.” Toronto Sun
“A gem. One of the true delicacies of the film going year.” – The Chicago Tribune
Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Miami International Film Festival 2010
Winner: New Directors Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2010
Winner Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010
Alamar (To the Sea)
Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and his half Italian son Natan, embark on an ancestral journey into the open sea. Their main destination, Banco Chinchorro off the Mexican coast, is part of the second largest coral reef barrier on the planet. With the help of Matraca, an old fisherman in the area, the day-to-day activities reveal harmony between man and nature, father and son.