Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me
Erin Semine Kökdil
Mexico – USA / 2021 / 21’
Yearly, the list of Centroamerican migrants that disappear while on their journey in Mexican lands rises. The mothers of these missing people will not rest until they find them or know what happened to them. This documentary takes the viewer to accompany the grief of these mothers who do not lose hope and undertake the search for their children around Mexican towns, roads, and rivers year after year. The testimonies of these mothers reflect the pain, uneasiness, and even the guilt that they have faced since their children left, but above all, they transmit the love that moves them, and that will be their motto until they get their answers.
By Margarita Riveros Pineda
AWARDS / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2021 – Golden Gate Prize to best short film of the bay
Mountainfilm, 2021 – Best short film
Producer and sound: Erin Semine Kökdil | Photography and editing: Chris Filippone |
Available from October 26th to November 1st on the Virtual Theatre MIDBO for Colombia and Latin America.