(Mexico, 2019) Social, Drama / 74 min / Spanish and Yoreme w English Subtitles / Rated G
Dir: Ana Laura Calderon
This is the story of Lucia, an indigenous Yoreme girl in Mexico who fights for her dream to play the harp, which is traditionally only played by men in her culture. Lucia has lost her mother and lives with her father Fidel and her grandparents. Fidel is a harpist. Musicians are very important because they are considered the guardians of traditions. Lucia wants to play but Fidel won’t allow it because the harp symbolizes a woman, and for them a woman can´t touch another woman. In spite of all this, the grandfather teaches her secretly. The Mayor’s community celebration is near and Fidel is seriously injured. The grandfather has to go to work. The town is very worried, there is no one else who can play the harp …
Ana Laura Calderón is a Mexican/Spanish film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. She is the director and producer of the award-winning “MEZQUITE’S HEART”, now on HBO, the editor of “AMARAICA”, which will also be on HBO starting September 2021, and producer of “CHILANGOLANDIA”, which will be released in theaters in Mexico in September 2021. Ana Laura graduated from the prestigious EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV) in Cuba and got her Bachelor´s degree in Cinematography at CCC (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica) in Mexico.