Private Project

Missionaries of the rain (Misioneros del temporal)

In the central highlands of Mexico, a group of farmers, resisting modernity, keep on with the tradition of rain petition rituals. With enormous responsibility, they assume the mission to protect and restore their sacred sites in order to harmonize climatic balance and assure rains and food for the entire world.

  • Jimena Paz
    Producer
  • Jimena Paz
    Director
  • Jimena Paz
    Writer
  • Epifanio A. Cardozo
    Key Cast
  • Aldo Hernández
    Direction of Photography
    Sunú
  • Jimena Paz
    Direction of Photography
  • Yonatan Mazor
    Music
  • Jonás Barjau
    Editor
  • Fernando Méndez
    Editor
  • Jimena Paz
    Editor
  • Raúl Flores, Armando Martínez, Sebastián Rocato
    Sound Recording
  • Lourdes Hidalgo Cedillos
    Assitant Producer
  • Aldo Hernández, Rubén Belauzarán, Carlos López-Gatell, Herzen Pereda, Óscar R. López, Juan Palacios, M. Jonathan Barrera, Jimena Paz
    Cameramen
  • Andrés Milán & Miguel Díaz Brie
    Sound Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Misioneros del temporal
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 MXN
  • 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:
    Yes - Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • II Muestra Internacional de Obras Audiovisuales sobre el Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial
    Mexico city
    Mexico
    December 21, 2019
    Official selection
  • XI Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Independiente: Contra el Silencio Todas Las Voces
    Mexico
    Mexico
    September 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Best of Latin America Short Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Humano Human Rights Film Festival
    Tijuana, B.C.
    Mexico
    September 18, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dulcísimo Ovario Film Festival
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Mexico
    September 19, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine Mexicano Tamatan
    Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
    Mexico
    October 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Miradas Locales
    Toluca, Estado de México
    Mexico
    October 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • SUNCINE Festival Internacional de Cine del Medio Ambiente
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 4, 2020
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival
    Fargo, North Dakota
    United States
    November 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Semana por la Soberanía Audiovisual Film Festival
    Quilmes, Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Cine Tornado Film Festival
    Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    December 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Korea International Ethnographic Film Festival (KIEFF)
    Seoul, South Korea
    Korea, Republic of
    December 25, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Sjón International Anthropological Film Festival
    Copenhague
    Denmark
    February 17, 2021
    Denmark Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jimena Paz

Young mexican woman and Environmental Scientist, postgraduated in Documentary Film (ENAC-UNAM). She has specialized in the area of communication and environmental education, reaching audiences from different ages and cultural contexts through photography, literature, documentary film and teaching. In 2015, she began her film career as a scriptwriter, director and producer of the short documentary film "Missionaries of the rain" ("Misioneros del temporal") (2019) and the documentary feature "Readers of time" (Lectores del tiempo) (edition phase), works that show her particular interest in the relationship of indigenous peoples and the environment. She's been granted by the Government of Mexico, UNESCO, Coca-Cola, UNAM, among others. In 2016 she was a jury member of the International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico "Cinema Planeta".

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