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El Velador (2011)

El Velador (2011)
July 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Natalia Almada

Mexico’s expanding struggle with violent drug cartels finds an oblique metaphor in Natalia Almada’s documentary, shot over an ordinary day in an extraordinary cemetery in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Showcasing extravagant mausoleums memorializing some of Mexico’s most powerful, deceased drug lords, the delicate, meditative film offers an uncanny reflection on violence.

Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Natalia Almada

Digital video, color, in Spanish with English subtitles, 72 min.