Atmahaú Pakmát

In an era where national borders begin to crack, rip, and bleed, a journey into the heart the U.S.-Mexico borderlands reveals a haunting world of ancient rivers, mud, poetry, and loss. For a family of rural adobe masons living in the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, daily life is defined by the constant struggle to overcome economic hardship, stave off illness, and find the means to survive in the long and dark shadow cast by that ever-present spectre: The Border wall. In this Odyssean journey between the realms of past and present, here and there, us and them, the only true master is time.

Part of THE BORDER SUITE, film 1 of 3

  • Cameron G. Quevedo
    El Tucán
  • Jim Hickcox
    Director of Photography
  • Will Harrell
    Location Mixer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Atmahaú Pakmát
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • DOK Leipzig
    November 1, 2018
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    United States
    March 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cine Las Américas
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    May 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • CineFestival
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    July 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Festival International Signes de Nuit
    January 4, 2019
    Portuguese premiere
    Official Selection
  • Southern States Indie Fanfilmfest
    United States
    January 4, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Cameron G. Quevedo

Cameron G. Quevedo is an award-winning filmmaker currently based in Philadelphia, PA. His work explores themes of cultural decay, social erosion, humankind’s relationship to the land, and the individual’s search for meaning, relevance, and a sense of personal legacy. His 2016 film, EL TUCÁN, has screened in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Panama, and was awarded “Best International Latino Short” at the Latino Film Market in 2017. His subsequent film, ATMAHAÚ PAKMÁT, celebrated its International Premiere at DOK Leipzig in 2018 and has been described as both "Massively historical" and "The documentary that Donald Trump doesn't want you to see!" Cameron holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MC in Indigenous Documentary Film and an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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