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Directed by Luna Maran
83 mins | Mexico, 2019 | Spanish, Zapotec and French with English subtitles
Encouraged by his daughter and with a broken voice, Jaime Luna (Tio/Uncle Yim) - indigenous philosopher, social leader and singer songwriter-, composes a new song about his tumultuous life after 15 years of silence. But this time he will do it with his family, so the memories and interpretations are contradictory and painful. Tio Yim is an immersion in the identity of a peculiar family shaped by tradition, music and communality.
Born in the indigenous Zapotec community of Guelatao de Juarez, Oaxaca (Mexico), Luna Maran has worked for more than a decade in educational programs where feminism, diversity and communality are the bases, such as Campamento Audiovisual Itinerante (CAI), Cine Too Lab and JEQO. She has also actively supported alternative exhibition projects in Mexican provinces mainly through Aqui Cine and the Cine Too Theater in Guelatao. She is co-founder of Brujazul, a production company with which she produced The Blue Years, winner of several awards including the FIPRESCI and nominated for best first work by the Mexican Academy of Cinematography. She has directed the short films Nocturnes (2009) and I Am So Like You (2011). Tio Yim(2019) is her first full-length film as a director. She's now preparing her feature film Cicadas.
Produced by Brujazul
Producers Sofia Gomez Cordova, Luna Maran
Co-produced by Animal de Luz Films, OA Sonido, Phonocular
Director of Photography Luna Maran
Sound Odin Acosta
Editors Sofia Gomez Cordova, Perlis Lopez
Music by Jaime Martinez Luna, Trova Serrana
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