23 mar. 2009

Tepito: El Pequeño Templo (2008) - Information





Synopsis:

Tepito, known as “The Fierce Neighborhood”, consists of 16 streets and is located in Mexico City downtown, just 8 blocks away from the political, social and religious power: the National Palace, the main square and the metropolitan Cathedral. “Tepito: the little temple” covers the history, told by its own inhabitants, from the 50s until now, the economic, cultural and social changes, the problems aroused from them, putting Tepito’s identity to the test. From this microcosm, the problems of all Mexico faced to a global world are reflected and the characters in this documentary try - each on their own way - to adapt themselves to the new circumstances.

Title: Tepito: El pequeño templo
English title:
Tepito: The little temple
Country:
Mexico-Switzerland
Year:
2008
Runtime:
61 minutes
Originating format:
Mini-DV PAL
Genre:
Documentary
Language:
Spanish

Director:
Emanuel Geering, Christoph Müller
Producer:
Daniela Nuñez Fuentes
Executive Producers:
Sonderling Films, Jungle Independiente, Proyecciones Astrales
Distribution:
Cotorra Films
Photography:
Emanuel Geering, Christoph Müller
Screenplay:
Christoph Müller
Sound:
Emanuel Geering, Christoph Müller, Daniela Nuñez Fuentes
Editor:
Juan Santiago Huerta, Christoph Müller
Music:
Tepalcate, Jura, Unidub Estazion, GRK, Germán Romero, Kanin
Cast: Luís Arévalo, Daniel Manrique, Octavio Gómez, Alfonso Hernández, Miguel Galán, Jorge, Franciso

Release date: 28. September 2008

Festivals:
• International Documentary Festival Mexico City DOCSDF 2008
• Les reflets du cinema iberique & latino-americain 2009, Lyon, France
• International Documentary Festival de la Memoria Tepoztlan 2009, Mexico


Other screenings:
• Martes de Arte en Tepito, Mexico City, September 2008
• Casa del Lago espacio UNAM, Mexico City, December 2008
• XXI Feria del Libro de Antropología e Historia 2009, Mexico City, September 2009