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The Guardians

Two brothers in Mexico work to conserve the ancient Maya practice of raising stingless bees.

  • Kira O'Boyle
    Director
  • Jharia Morris
    Producer
  • Kira O'Boyle
    Editor
  • Noah Jones
    Camera
  • Kira O'Boyle
    Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Los Guardianes
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tampa
  • Steve Aronson International Film Festival
    Online
    Costa Rica
    June 11, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 8th Short Cut Film Festival
    Indija
    Serbia
    August 25, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 21st Aporia International Village Film Festival
    Inje
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    December 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 20th Corto Creativo Internacional Short Film Festival
    Tijuana
    Mexico
    September 20, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 7th Stuff MX Film Festival
    México D.F.
    Mexico
    September 2, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 5th #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
    Pamplona
    Spain
    February 12, 2024
    Official Selection
  • 31st Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase
    Orlando
    United States
    November 18, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 14th Alberta Giménez Journalism Award
    Palma
    Spain
    November 5, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 6th Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin, FL
    United States
    February 1, 2024
    Official Selection
  • 19th MY HERO International Film Festival
    Laguna Beach, CA
    United States
    November 18, 2023
    First Place: College Documentary
  • 4th FICAA - Festival Internacional de Cine Animal y Ambiental
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    December 8, 2023
    Best Activist Message
  • 11th Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    January 20, 2024
    Official Selection
  • 21st Aporia International Village Film Festival
    Seohwa-gil
    Korea, Republic of
    December 29, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 19th Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
    April 25, 2024
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Kira O'Boyle

Kira is a senior at The University of Tampa studying communications, cinema, and journalism. Originally from New York, she enjoys creating and sharing stories as well as learning about different cultures. The Guardians is her first documentary.

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