Mexican cinema: The Neighborhood Film Festival is coming in Tláhuac

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From November 21 to 28, this festival will take place, which aims to promote and bring closer neighborhood-style cinematographic narratives.

Neighborhood Film Festival, the neighborhood narrative has a lot to tell.  (Photo: courtesy FECIBA)
Neighborhood Film Festival, the neighborhood narrative has a lot to tell. (Photo: courtesy FECIBA)

The tragedy of line 12 of the Metro put Tláhuac on the map of millions of Mexicans. News coverage of that event discovered nationwide this periphery of Mexico City that has been punished with forgetfulness, contempt and prejudice by the citizens themselves by not perceiving it as an urbanized area, not to say gentrified. However, it has a lot to tell. And for that he resorts to the cinema through the Neighborhood Film Festival (FECIBA).

Among the inhabitants of the Tláhuac mayor’s office, as well as other neighborhood communities of the city and the metropolitan area of ​​the Valley of Mexico, there are characters whose lives are so cinematic that they deserve to be told through short and feature films. The same goes for topics that link trades, places and events that require to be preserved with the audiovisual narrative.

Thanks to the Somos Barrio competition category program, the festival will exhibit works on gender and femininity, transport and mobility, environment, chambas and labor, identity and territory, festivals and traditions. For home blessings there will also be content with the children’s program and the collaboration of the Ophthalmic Children’s Film Festival.

But that is not all. With the category Tirando Barrio, viewers will have the opportunity to see contemporary Mexican films that portray something of the neighborhood as a universal concept. For instance, Macario, a classic of our filmography.

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To get an idea of ​​everything that can be discovered, some titles address the sound world, the mysticism of Mixquic, the difficulty of being a tianguista in a pandemic, the gradual collapse of the city, the adversity involved in using line 12, the three generations that bear the name of Venus, among many more. A total of 48 films will be available to the public.

The Neighborhood Film Festival will be in a hybrid format. For those who want to enjoy it in person, the venues that host it are: Dadá Espacio Cultural, Plaza Centenario Tlatenco, Ex Hacienda de Xoco Housing Unit, Cinemas Tláhuac, Foro Arteria, Tláhuac Lighthouse, Underground Paradise, Rosario Castellanos Library and Mixquic Center Esplanade.

And so that there are no excuses in case of not being able to go to some of those sites, the virtual functions will be on open television in Channel 21, Channel 14 and the Octava TV, as well as in the digital platform of The movie is Latino. Of the November 21 to 28, neighborhoods tell their stories. Here all the programming.

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