Director: Xun Sero
Mexico | 2022 | Indigenous Language, Spanish With English Subtitles | 80 min

*Geo-blocked for viewing in Canada only.

Join us during the festival for a conversation via VLAFF’s FACEBOOK LIVE with director Xun Sero from Mexico and the 2022 Youth Jury.
Friday Aug 26 11:00 PT

View IN-PERSON at The CinemathequeSunday, Aug 28, 4:45pm
View ONLINE (from anywhere in Canada): August 25 – September 4

As a Mexican Tzotzil I grew up between the sacrality both of Guadalupe Virgin and Mother Earth. As a son, I grew up among the derision of not having a father and blaming my mother for it. “Mom” is a dialogue between mother and son exploring their contradictions, knowing and recognizing each other, and reflecting on naturalized violence and its reproduction.

Como un mexicano Tzotzil, yo creci entre las sagradas Virgen de Guadalupe y la Madre Tierra. Como hijo, yo creci entre la bura de no tener un papá y culpando a mi madre por eso. “Mamá” es un dialogo entre madre e hijo explorando sus contradicciones, conocernos y reconocernos, reflexionamos la violencia naturalizada y reproducida.

Xun Sero was born in 1988 in Chiapas, Mexico. He built his experience in the workshops of “Ambulante Más Allá” and “CCC con Patas”, and in the Documentary Film School of San Cristóbal de las Casas. He currently works as cinematographer in documentary film productions: his most recent works are “Negra” by Medhin Tewolde and “Kuxlejal/Vida” by Elke Franke. He’s strongly interested in stories of life struggles. Most of his stories are about the essence of indigenous people. He tries to develop the real cultural heritage of the characters and avoid clichés about indigenous person. “Mom” is his first film as a director.