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Gift of Being

In the cold mountains of the Chiapas Highlands, memory makes its home. It is in this place where a quest for answers begins finding on the land a method of resistance, the characters open themselves to a world that does not understand them. The hope and pain of the Original Peoples trigger questions in someone who is amazed, without knowing the reason for it, by their various forms of resistance, the ideology and traditions of these peoples.

  • Néstor Abel Jiménez Díaz
    Director
  • Néstor Abel Jiménez Díaz
    Writer
  • Blanca Olivia Hérnandez
    Producer
  • Juan Antonio Méndez Rodríquez
    Cinematographer
  • Marisela Sanchez
    Key Cast
    Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Don de ser
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2015
  • 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:
    Yes
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia
    Morelia, Michoacán
    Mexico
    October 25, 2015
    México
  • Gira de documentales de Ambulante 2016
    Ciudad de México
    Mexico
    March 24, 2016
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE MERIDA Y YUCATAN
    Merica, Yucatan
    Mexico
    April 30, 2016
  • Festival de Internacional de Cine de la UNACH
    Tuxtla
    Mexico
    November 10, 2015
    Best documentary
Director Biography - Néstor Abel Jiménez Díaz

I belong to groups of independent media and audiovisual work in journalism, focusing on the social struggles in Chiapas, Mexico.

In 2011, I collaborated in editing the documentary 'Redd, greed for the trees'; in 2012 1 directed my first documentary 'The Nail', in the year 2013 1 worked on the production of the documentary 'Live or die for the truth and justice'. In the year 2015 1 directed my second documentary 'Gift of being'.

Now I am involved in communication workshops with indigenous and peasant organizations.

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