An Island in the Continent
Juan Pablo Miquirray
Mexico. 2020. 69 min
An immersive, experiential trip along the 1,300 km long Peninsula of Baja California in Mexico, a mythological and magical land. In this film, the past, present and the future are interwined to create a beautiful and unique symphony of the nature, the history, and people of the Baja.
From the astounding beauty of the prehistoric Great Mural cave paintings of Cuestra Palmerito to the modern-day development and extraction plans placed on the Sierra de la Laguna biosphere reserve, Baja California is like a symphony, but it is already missing many instruments. The symphony is still lovely but if we heard the original, we would notice that it is dying. Featuring the words and writings of poet and journalist Edmundo Lizardi.
JUAN PABLO MIQUIRRAY
He studied Cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), Mexico City and participated in the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his fiction short film Capillus (2005), for which he obtained an Honorable Mention at the 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). In 2012, he was selected to participate in the Alejandro Galindo Script Workshop with his script Campeona sin corona, co-written by Jorge Estrada. He participated in the Short Film Corner of the 65th Festival de Cannes, France with his fiction short film Days uncertain (2012).
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