The documentary Humboldt en México: La mirada del explorador directed by Ana Cruz, winner of the 1992 National Journalism and Cultural Release Prize, will have its World Premiere today at 11:00 hrs at Teatro Cervantes.
In the film, German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, recognized as the greatest explorer of Latin America, tells us about his trip through New Spain in 1803, while preparing the edition of his magnum opus Cosmos; an encyclopedic treatise that hasn’t lost its validity and in which an extraordinary diversity of flora, fauna, mines, volcanoes, rivers and an ancient culture are described.
After the screening a conference will be held about the details of the making of the film and will take place at Casa Conde Rul, where Von Humboldt resided during his stay in Guanajuato. This conference will be attended by Ana Cruz, director of the film, accompanied by Dr. Jaime Labastida, Director of the Academy of Language, and Dr. José Sarukhan, National Coordinator of the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity.
Ana Cruz studied cinema at the BBC in London and at SFP in Paris. She has worked with IMCINE and Cineteca Nacional, in addition to being a jury member in several international festivals. She won the Audience Award at the International Indigenous Film Festival in Puebla. She also participated at the Bilbao and Cologne International Film Festivals.