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Tuyuku

Nicolás Rojas Sánchez | Short Documentary
Mixtec| Mexico | 2019 | 18 min
International Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:00pm
Shorts Program: Translations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

The memory of an ancient, storied tree is rekindled in the collective memory of locals. As both tone poem and examination of time and recollection, the tree acts as a reminder and plead for coexistence with the natural world.

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Nicolás Rojas Sánchez (Mixteco) graduated with a BA in Communication Sciences. In 2018, he wrote a script for his projects Yutu (Tree) and El hombre que salió bajo tierra (The underground man); he also filmed the documentary Tuyuku (Ahuehuete). He is currently developing his debut film Welcome to Pueblo Viejo at the story laboratory in Morelia: Sundance 2018.