Carlos, the director of the documentary, worked for four years with Abraham and his family of Mennonites who have lived in the Campeche region for over a decade. Abraham mainly worked cutting down trees to produce charcoal. The Mayan community, which does not agree with tree felling, finally put a stop to it. The Mennonites were once apprehensive and afraid of the Mayans, just as the Mayans were afraid of them. Today, these two very different cultures live in peace. This documentary portrays the Mennonites’ way of life from the point of view of a Mayan director.
This film is part of the Ambulante Beyond (RAI Film Festival selection 2015) DVD, which includes the films Kutaay and Campo 9.
In the 2015 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Spanish with English Subtitles
Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoplesSocial ConflictInter-religious relations