Mexiko 1

Mexiko 1

This program is primarily concerned with migration as well as the question of adaptation in a social context.

Saturday, 18. Mar 2023 // 18:00 Uhr @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur Theatersaal
Tuesday, 21. Mar 2023 // 21:00 Uhr @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur Theatersaal

My mother went with the cows
Mexico 2021, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Maria Jose Ibarra
Production: Maria Jose Ibarra
Elías is a 7-year-old boy who is facing the abandonment of his mother. Desperate to see her again, he starts looking for her and won’t stop until he finds her.

Germany / Mexico 2020, color, 12 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Victor Orozco Ramirez
Production: Victor Orozco Ramirez
A dystopian film that poetically comments on the circumstances that lead to today’s right-wing radicalization and racism. Fear, sadness, greed, horror, nostalgia, mass media, rituals, spontaneity and personal life are brought together to give a gritty insight into some of our realities today.

And We Still Speak German Today
Germany / Mexico 2019, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Miiel Ferráez, Clara Winter, Clara Winter, Miiel Ferráez
Production: Clara Winter, Clara Winter
Based on recordings made throughout the mandatory integration course Living in Germany, the project contrasts the transmitted values and jokes of the lessons with the scenery that dominates the image of Germany abroad.

Our Country
Mexico 2017, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Mayra Flores

A short experimental animated documentary film about immigrant families living in the United States told from an intimate perspective. The filmmaker’s mother becomes the protagonist and tells her migration story.

La Bestia – Train of the Unknowns
Germany 2018, color, 23 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Manuel Inacker
Production: Nicole Jatta, Karla Stöhr
“Casa del Migrante” in Huehuetoca, a suburb at the gates of Mexico City, is a safe haven for refugees. At least for two days. Then they must go on with their journey towards the north in the freight train, which everyone here just calls “La Bestia,” the beast.

Mexico 2020, color, 12 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Andrea Santiago
Production: Andrea Santiago
It’s a world of big-heads and Maria doesn’t belong to it. Behind the front desk of a big corporation that makes the community proud, she tries to please the big-heads every day while being ignored by all of them but one. It would seem that a friendship arises but it’s not enough: Maria needs to feel like she is part of this world, even if that means becoming someone else and rejecting her only friend.