Hecho en México: ARTEMIO

Director Sandra Luz López Barroso IN PERSON for Q&A after the screening!

Anthropologist-filmmaker Sandra Luz López Barroso quietly observes ten-year-old Artemio as he joins his mother in Mexico. Born and raised in California, he is now far from everything he knows. But as long as his wonderfully strong-willed yet loving mother Coco is unable to obtain a visa, they must spend their days in the sleepy rural town of Cacalote, where time seems to have stood still.

Artemio nació en Estados Unidos; ahora vive en un pueblo de Guerrero con su mamá y su nueva familia. Aunque su origen está en México, le es difícil sentirse parte de este lugar. Juntos, Artemio y su familia, nos permiten mirar una realidad en donde la distancia con aquello que dejaron atrás se hace presente con cada llamada telefónica.

Directed by Sandra Luz López Barroso. Special Mention for a Mexican Feature-Length documentary, Morelia Film Festival 2017. Official selection Hot Docs 2018. 47 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Special thanks to el CCC – Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City and Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival

Preceded by La casa de los Lúpulos, directed by Paula Hopf. 22 min.

About the director

(Oaxaca, México 1984). Anthropologist and filmmaker, has worked for more than ten years  in diverse arti st ic projects in the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico. Her thesis “Artemio”, adocumentary of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), had it’s national premiere in the festival AMBULANTE 2017, and international premiere in SheffieldDOC/FEST 2017 in England where it won the New Talent Award 2017.She has also participated in several short films of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) as a sound technician, photographer, and director. Her work as director of photography for the short film “Inch Allah”, directed by Angelica Romanini,
received the price “Gold Panda” Awards for Students 2015 (13th) Sichuan TV Festival, China. At present she works in the development of her debut documentary feature film “El Compromiso de las Sombras” which received the Latin America Fund 2017 granted by Tribeca Film Institute and the scholarship for the production of documentaries about black population and culture in Mexico granted by AMBULANTE and the W. K.Kellogg Foundation 2017.



Hecho en México includes some of the most acclaimed and striking documentary films from Mexico in recent years. The series explores the role that cultural and social values play in the memory, identity, and resilience of today’s Mexican society, delving into themes of adaptation and resistance in the face of adversity. From the trauma of drug-war related violence, to the challenges of extreme environmental conditions and the daily struggles of indigenous peoples, these films provide a portal into real Mexican lives, telling compelling stories and illustrating social challenges in the best tradition of documentary filmmaking. Outside of a few film festivals, these films have never been shown in the United States.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented by Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival, PODER SF, Latino Community Foundation and Galería de la Raza.

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