Los Bordes del Abismo (The edges of the Abyss)

How is life rebuilt after the suicide of a loved one?

This documentary film, through various testimonies, explores this theme in two regions of Latin America that share, paradoxically, the condition of boasting high levels of well-being and high suicide rates: Yucatan, Mexico and the Republic of Uruguay.

Both in Montevideo and in Mérida, Murmurante's team has interacted with civil society organizations that address the problem of suicide, such as the NGO "Último Recurso", directed by Dr. Silvia Peláez, and "Eco, Escuela de consciencia" , directed by Dr. Gaspar Baquedano.

The documentary, through personal stories, aims to make known what it means to survive the loss of a loved one by suicide.

  • Juan de Dios Rath
  • Ariadna Medina
  • Daniel Peraza
    El viaje inmóvil
  • Daniel Peraza Zermeño
  • Ariadna Medina Ceceña
    El viaje inmóvil
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    1 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 MXN
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    Mexico, Uruguay
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    Digital 1920x1080
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  • AQP Audiovisual y Cine Festival 2020
    December 16, 2020
    Official selection and winner best documentary film
Director Biography - Juan de Dios Rath, Ariadna Medina, Daniel Peraza

Juan de Dios Rath was born in CDMX, 1972. Is an actor and theater director who lives in Mérida, Yucatán, México. As artistic director of Murmurante Producciones, he has made, together with Ariadna Medina, numerous scenic pieces and five documentary films, all with a markedly social focus. The issues it addresses are suicide, violence, workers' struggles, and sexual diversity. He also has academic training as a social worker and historian.

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Director Statement

It seems to us a good definition of the poetic, to make visible that which is invisible or ignored, that which is taken for granted, which is obviated in the social and historical context of a community. In this way, based in the Yucatan Peninsula, we allow ourselves to talk about local issues such as suicide, violence and sexual diversity, which at the same time are important on a global scale.