November 19, 2019

kids in canoe on lake

Film Screening: An Evening of 3 Mexican Documentary Shorts


Tita, The Weaver of Roots (Director: Mónica Morales, 2019)

Nendok Between Lagoons (Director: Juan Ernesto Regalado, 2019)
Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Juan Ernesto Regalado (recorded)

Chacahuita (Director: Juana Reyes Díaz, 2016) – 20 minutes

All films in Spanish with English subtitles.


Films Across Borders: Stories of Water showcases critically acclaimed films, documentaries, shorts and virtual reality experiences from around the world. This year’s festival will include 2 nights of Mexican films. Co-presented by American University in partnership with embassy cultural organizations, arts institutions and environmental groups, the series focuses on a distinctive timely and compelling theme each year. Now in its fifth year, the 2019 series – Films Across Borders: Stories of Water – brings together diverse cinematic stories about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, how this precious resource shapes human society and our daily lives.

Mexican Cultural Institute

The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States by sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community. Since its establishment in 1990, the Institute has succeeded in presenting diverse, ongoing cultural programs and has become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington. Over the past three decades, the Institute has developed cultural programming in partnership with many institutions in the nation's capital including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, among others.