Hecho en Mexico: TITIXE

Main subject Yolanda Velasco in person for Q&A

The last peasant of a family has died and with him, all wisdom to till the soil has been lost. Without experience, his daughter and granddaughter will attempt a last traditional harvest to try to convince Grandma, the widow of the peasant, to keep their plot of land. Together they will uncover the leftovers (locally known as the titixe) of this man and his world: a mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and the endless menace of losing the crops to a tempest. This is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, in a country that has forsaken its rural origins.

El último campesino de una familia mexicana ha muerto y con él se ha ido toda sabiduría para trabajar la tierra. Sin experiencia agrícola, su hija y su nieta (la directora de esta película) intentarán una última siembra para convencer a la abuela de quedarse con el terreno familiar. Juntas encontrarán los vestigios –el titixe– de este hombre y su trabajo: brotes que bailan al son de norteñas, un árbol de luto, el lenguaje de las nubes, fantasmas, historias y muchas semillas. Este es un mosaico intimista de la cosecha final de una familia en un país que ha dado la espalda a su campo.

Directed, photographed, edited and produced by Tania Hernández Velasco. Mexico. 2018. 62 min.


Part of 2nd Annual HECHO EN MÉXICO Film Series

 

Hecho en Mexico: TITIXE: Upcoming Showtimes
June 164:00 PMLittle Roxie