Ciudad Maya

2016
Experimental / Documentary, 24 min.
France / Mexico

Synopsis
In the city of Merida, Mexico, a group of young urban Maya operate mysterious technological instruments to carry out a kind of archaeological survey of a ruined site. The film prowls the outer limits of science fiction and documentary to deconstruct the imaginary around Mayan culture and identity today. 

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A film by
Andrés Padilla Domene

With
Sasil Sánchez Chan
Lorenzo Itzá
José Chi
Jesús Pat Chablé (Pat Boy)
Andrés Chi Cob (MC Chicob)
Feliciano Sánchez Chan
Claudia Ocampo

Voice over
Feliciano Sánchez Chan

Cinematographer
Dalia Huerta Cano

Sound Engineer
Homero González Sánchez

Camera Assistant | Assistant Unit Manager
Luciano Rodríguez Arredondo

Design and construction of machines
Ivan Puig
Andrés Padilla Domene

The mural painting is an original work by
José Chi

Degradation and restoration of mural painting
Claudia Ocampo

Programming of computer vision glove
Lorenzo Itzá

Construction of spinning camera rig
Diego Liedo

Catering
Agustín Chong

Editing | Post-production
Andrés Padilla Domene

Sound Editing | Sound Design| Foley | Mix
Homero González Sánchez

Sound Recordist
Martin Delzescaux

Recordist of Voice over
Frédéric Hatchondo

Color grading
François Engrand

Graphic Design
Diego Aguirre

Music
“Yucakuxtal”
Intepreté en direct pour le film par MC Chicob

“Ciudad Maya”
Composé par
Homero González Sánchez et Pat Boy.
Avec la participation de
León Christian Barragán
et Colin Richey

Translation Maya – Spanish | Spanish – Maya
Lorenzo Itzá
Feliciano Sánchez Chan
Sasil Sánchez Chan

Translation Spanish – French
Jéremy Victor Robert

Produced by
Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains


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