NCLAFF: Dioses de México (Gods of Mexico)
Dir. by Helmut Dosantos. 2022. 97 min. No dialogue. Free and open to the public.
With visually stunning landscapes and immersive sound, this film is a poetic survey of the vast landscapes and rich diversity of several communities of rural Mexico. Using richly saturated color and hypnotic black-and-white interludes, filmmaker Helmut Dosantos takes viewers through salt pans, deserts, highlands, jungle, and underground mines-paying tribute to those who fight to preserve their cultural identity amidst the shadows of modernization.