FOLK HEALING AND DEATH

This short film questions what impact beliefs surrounding death have on the way in which an individual chooses to live. It captures and portrays the visually rich and diverse cultural tapestry that Mexicans have woven around death as a rite of passage and offers insight into Mexican curanderismo (folk-healing).

  • Natasha Redina
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Natasha Redina

Natasha Redina is an independent researcher and filmmaker. The aim of much of her film work is to document and help preserve indigenous and folkloric traditions in rapidly changing environments. She is interested in creative ways in which humans have transmitted narratives through myth and ritual and how these stories are relevant to contemporary society. She is a graduate of the World religions departments at SOAS and has a Masters in Cross-cultural Psychotherapy. She is on the advisory board of ASWM Film (Association for the Study of Women and Myth) and has helped organise various film festivals in the US. She is of Anglo-Greek heritage (and many more after her DNA test!) and has travelled and lived abroad extensively.

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