The Toucan

Four aging folk musicians are forced to come to terms with the reality of modernization in rural Mexico, environmental destruction, and the fading away of a lifestyle once tied closely to the land. After one of their fellow musicians passes away, those that remain must learn to confront the personal legacies they will leave behind, reflecting upon life, death, memory, loss, and hope for the future.

  • Cameron G. Quevedo
    Lanza En El Aire
  • Alddo Flores
  • Juan Pablo González
    Director of Photography
    The Solitude of Memory, La Espera
  • Julián Alarcón
    Field Recordist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Tucán
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,813 USD
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  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
    San Miguel de Allende
    United States
    July 28, 2017
    Latin American Premiere
  • Latino Film Market
    New York, New York
    United States
    July 29, 2017
    Best International Latino Documentary
  • ACAMPADOC Film Festival
    La Villa de los Santos
    September 9, 2018
    Central American
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Latino Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 16, 2017
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    United States
    March 17, 2017
    West Coast Premiere
  • Cine Las Américas Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    May 5, 2017
  • Campeche Film Festival
    November 15, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Doqumenta International Documentary Film Festival
    September 30, 2017
  • Global Impact Film Festival
    Washington D.C.
    United States
    August 26, 2018
    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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