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Yo’emian Labyrinth

Intenational Premiere 44º MOSTRA São Paulo!

Feature documentary | 87' | 2019 | Mexico, Spain

Directed by: Sergi Pedro Ros (First Film)
Produced by: IMCINE, Sergi Pedro Ros, Mandarina Cine, Mantarraya Producciones, Wiz Producciones

Synopsis_

“A documentary about an ancient warrior tribe called the Yaqui, who struggle to survive”

The ancient Yaqui warrior tribe clings to existence. Laberinto Yo'eme is a documentary film about the difficulties that the Yaquis of Sonora (Mexico) face and their ancestral defense of the land and life in Mexico. Today they face a decisive battle. Since 2010, the government of Sonora, through the Independencia Aqueduct, has illegally diverted millions of cubic meters of water from the Yaqui River, causing a serious drought for the tribe and endangering their lives. At the same time, its territory has been flooded with drugs and violence. Yaquis seek an answer in the depths of their cultural identity.

Awards

DocsMx Jury Award "Mexico Debut Feature", 2019 (Mexico)
Jury Award "Best National Documentary" Doqumenta Festival 2020 (Mexico)

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