MARA'AKAME'S DREAM

"El sueño del Mara'akame" - Mexico

Movie Synopsis

English

Nieri is a young Huichol indigenous man whose dream is to travel with his band to play in a concert in Mexico City. But his father, who is a Mara’akame (Huichol shaman), has other plans for him, so Nieri must follow tradition and find the blue deer in his dreams, in order to develop healing powers and become a Mara’akame himself. Nieri travels to Mexico City, where on becoming hopelessly lost, he finally finds his vision.

The film won many prizes, including the Ariel Award for best first feature film and best original score, awarded by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

Español

Nieri es un joven indígena huichol cuyo sueño es viajar con su banda para tocar en un concierto en la Ciudad de México. Pero su padre, que es Mara’akame (chamán huichol), tiene otros planes para él, por lo que Nieri debe seguir la tradición y encontrar el ciervo azul en sus sueños, para desarrollar poderes curativos y convertirse él mismo en Mara’akame. Nieri viaja a la Ciudad de México, donde al perderse irremediablemente, finalmente encuentra su visión.

La película ganó numerosos premios, incluido el Premio Ariel a la mejor ópera prima y la mejor banda sonora original, otorgado por la Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas.

Country of Origin: Mexico

Director: Federico Cecchetti

Language: Spanish/Huichol (indigenous language) – English Subtitles

Year: 2016

Duration: 90 minutes

Genre: Drama

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