Reflection

Reflection is a documentary film which resorts to the physical phenomenon that light experiences when it hits a body of water in order to generate a connotation regarding what is behind the beauty of the landscape of Lake Xochimilco, in Mexico City.

Xochimilco reveal us how human interaction with the environment can create and define with it´s indifference the disappearance of it´s own history and culture.

With such an iconic and world famous subject like Lake Xochimilco, Reflection seeks to show through the eyes of others the importance of green areas and spaces in our cities, and their disappearance. Reflection shows us how these green areas harbor innumerable recreational uses, but beyond that they house incalculable environmental services which provide a better quality of life for the more than 8 million inhabitants of Mexico City, of which many are unaware of this phenomenon.

  • Rodo Salinas Roca
    Director
  • Alejandra Rios
    Writer
  • Andrea Herrera
    Writer
  • Daniel Revollo
    Writer
  • Rodolfo Salinas
    Producer
  • Armando Diaz
    Producer
    Post Production
  • Dario Velasco
    Key Cast
  • Elsa Valiente
    Key Cast
  • Marisa Mazari
    Key Cast
  • Alonso Aguilar
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Revollo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Sustainable Cities, Environmental Care
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ecofilm Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    October 12, 2016
    Mexico
    Official Selection, 4th place in Documentary Category from more than 2.000 projects all over the globe
  • Americas Latino Ecofest
    Denver
    United States
    October 15, 2016
    Denver
    Official Selection
  • In Balance with Water Festival
    La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    March 22, 2017
    La Paz at Cinemateca
  • Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    India
    October 18, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    May 31, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 20, 2017
    Semi Finalist
  • Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 24, 2018
    Finalist
  • Panorámica Independent Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    July 19, 2017
    Mexico
  • Caribbean Film Festival & Market
    Freeport
    Bahamas
    August 24, 2017
    Semi Finalist
  • Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA)
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 2, 2017
    Finalist
  • Ambulante
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    April 7, 2018
Director Biography - Rodo Salinas Roca

⁠⁠⁠Rodolfo Salinas MsC. is CEO and founder of Natoure. He was born in La Paz, Bolivia but lives in Mexico since 2009. Enthusiastically creative and dreamy since his childhood, in 2006 he graduated as an Industrial Engineer. He specialized in project engineering design, project management and also strategic planning. Later he obtained a Masters Degree in Project Direction and became internationally certified in the field. At the same time he also holds a Masters Degree of Science in Sustainable Development.

After 10 years of international experience of directing big budget challenging projects in Technology, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Apps, Banking and Oil & Gas, he decided to give his life a 180 degree turn, and fully dedicate himself to the purpose of his life. His passion made him create Natoure.org. He did this with Alejandra Rios, who shared the same passion as Rodolfo.

Natoure is a disruptive technology platform that aims to promote social inclusion and conserve biodiversity through sustainable tourism. The vision is to show the beauty of nature through enriching experiences of others with the ultimate goal of achieving real conservation in natural protected areas. Since, How can you love something you don´t know? and How can you protect something you don´t love?.

Natoure so far has produced the documentary film "Reflection" with the objective to save the iconic Xochimilco in Mexico City, since it´s a protected natural area that is about to collapse with serious consequences to more than 8 million people than inhabit this city.

Natoure App is expected to come to market in march of 2017 and will work with more than 1.000 communities and more than 150 Natural Protected Areas across Latin America in the next 2 years.

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Director Statement

I had suddenly rediscovered my passion for art, after being working as an engineer for more than 10 years, but if we take a breath and think well, maybe art could be the perfect complement of science and also technology, in this way, my personal vision is to merge art, science and techonoly in order to create excepcional things that generate big impacts in human consciousness.

Since I was a kid I always loved to go to the movie theater, so for me is and extraordinary event to have the possibility to transform my personal vision about helping others, my love for nature and sustainability into movies, with the clear objetive to generate big changes from root and reaching thousands of people in friendly and beautiful formats as documentary films.

Now the goal is to create thousands of short films of small communities that lives in natural protected areas all over the world, showing the the value of conservating this areas and supporting this magnificent people.