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Mitote / Mexican Ritual

A shaman’s mystical rituals, furious electricians on hunger strike and a euphoric football crowd collide in the Zocalo, Mexico City’s central square, the ancient ceremonial heart of the Aztec empire. The documentary essay Mitote (Nahuatl for chaos or celebration) portrays the square as a wrestling ring in which the fervor of nationalism melds past and present, rage and celebration.

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Main credits

Polgovsky, Eugenio (film director)
Polgovsky, Eugenio (photographer)
Polgovsky, Eugenio (editor of moving image work)

Other credits

Music, Lino Nava.


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