2016 / 65 minutes

Directed by
Matteo Robert Morales Louise Hantson
Country of production
Mexico Belgium

People of Earth and Clouds is a documentary film that explores the role of music bands in indigenous communities of Oaxaca, Mexico and shows why "a village with no band, is a village with no soul”. The film aims to reveal an unusual side of Mexico: whilst the country is known for its brutal drug-related violence and state corruption, people in indigenous villages turn to respect, inclusion and music as the building blocks of their communities.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Spanish Zapoteco
Location(s) depicted
Oaxaca (Mexico)

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