Gods of Mexico

Dir. Helmut Dosantos, 2022, 97 min
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Rhynsburger Theatre Fri, Mar 4 5:00 PM
Big Ragtag Sat, Mar 5 10:00 AM
Willy Wilson @ Ragtag Sun, Mar 6 7:45 PM
Film Info
Original Language:No dialogue


A staunchly poetic survey of rural Mexico composed into an extraordinary collage of labor practices and vast landscapes, Gods of Mexico portrays the rich diversity of several communities of Native Peoples and Afro- descendants throughout the illustrious country. It is both a testament to the human being and a tribute to those who fight to preserve their cultural identity. The viewer explores a "Lost Atlantis" in which unlimited possibilities of existence continue to resist in the shadows of modernization. Through salt pans and coal mines, above and underground, director Helmut Dosantos masterfully crafts black-and-white melodic interludes that act as transitional rites of passage. A visually stunning ethnographic portrait, Gods of Mexico offers a critical consideration of values and challenges structures that breed displacement. The people of the land shall not be forgotten. (AG)