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The Torito, a freedom dance.

“There’s no feast without TORITO!” it’s what people says.
THE TORITO is a documentary short-film winner of the "Identity and Belonging" contest at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), that shows lives on LGBT+ community in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.
It has appropriated one of the characters of this dance and it has found a voice in the society trough this famous icon "The Marínguía”.

  • Roberto Salazar
  • Roberto Salazar
  • Andrea Castillo
  • Ivanna Cervantes
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Torito, una danza libre.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    LGBTQIA, Biography, Dance
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 MXN
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidad de Guanajuato
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
    September 18, 2021
    Identity and beloging
    The identity and belonging award within the Guanajuato International Film Festival
Director Biography - Roberto Salazar

Roberto Antonio Salazar Aguiñaga was born in the city of Silao, Guanajuato, in 1990, he studied Graphic Design at the University of Guanajuato. There I found a taste for photographing people, for portraying their stories, their environment and their lifestyle. “El Torito una danza libre” is his first work as a documentary filmmaker and his first approach to cinema.

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Director Statement

I have always liked the traditions and celebrations of my country. And it is the people who keep them alive, which is why it is valuable to show how we identify with and appropriate them, especially if they serve as a space for expression and liberation. “El Torito” shows us the story of a character from a dance that has become a standard for the LGBT+ community in Silao