Sandra Luz López Barroso

Sandra Luz López Barroso

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SANDRA LUZ LÓPEZ BARROSO: “MY FILM HAS A COMPASS: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO SAY GOODBYE”

By Mónica Delgado

Since her final project, Son de Artesa (2006-2007), Mexican filmmaker Sandra Luz López Barroso showed her interest in reflecting personal and social dynamics within the Afro-descendant communities in her country. A few days ago, she won the award for best film in the Now Mexico section at Ficunam Film Festival competition, with her first feature film El Compromiso de las sombras, along with Los fundadores, by Diego Hernández. In this first film, she returns to the registry of a territory that she has known for more than fifteen years, but through Lizbeth, a trans woman who directs the funeral rituals of several communities in the Costa Chica, an area of Afro-Mexican towns between the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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Cine latinoamericano

FICUNAM 2021: LA MAMI Y EL COMPROMISO DE LAS SOMBRAS

Por Mónica Delgado

En este año, la sección Ahora México, de la edición 11° del Festival Internacional de Cine de la UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de México) está formada por once films, tanto de producciones y coproducciones mexicanas, de las cuales sobresalen a mi juicio dos documentales muy distintos entre sí, de cineastas mujeres, que exploran dimensiones de roles específicos en determinados contextos, ya desde la observación con toques etnográficos o desde la hibridez del documental ficcionalizado. Me refiero a El compromiso de las sombras de la mexicana Sandra Luz López Barroso y a La mami de la española Laura Herrero Garvín.

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