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For the seventh consecutive year, the Guanajuato International Film Festival presents the Identity and Belonging Collegiate Documentary Contest.

[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]T[/eltdf_dropcaps]he competition’s main objective is to promote a sense of identity with a connection to Guanajuato –a region filled with tradition– among the younger generation. The contestants are asked to produce a documentary that illustrates their interests, concerns and expectations with respect to their surroundings, their family life and their day-to-day lives, which are ultimately stories of their own.

Through the process of creating personal, professional and universal projects, they build a bond with their community, and by shedding light on the issues addressed, they can come up with solutions. The six teams that will participate in this edition are:

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Sangre de mi Tierra (Blood of my Land)

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Directed by: Luis Ángel Saldaña Ramírez

University:  UTSOE Valle de Santiago

Benjamín, a 79-year-old man who grew up an orphan raised by his grandparents, cooks agave to make tequila in the traditional way and teaches his children and grandchildren about family unity and perseverance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

El Diablito (The Little Devil)

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”11894″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Directed by: Andrea Ramírez Vera

University: Universidad de Celaya

The food market is a magical place where you can find cultural diversity spanning generations towards the same goal, which is to keep on going through hard work and finding the best opportunities to make a living every day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Destinos Entretejidos (Interweaved Destinies)

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”11908″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Directed by: Luis Adrián Bedolla Álvarez

University: UDL Moroleón

The story of two women who dedícate their lives to making artisan purses in the cities of Moroleón and Uriangato. While they have different jobs, they share a common origin and goal.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Directed by: Alina Guadalupe Pedroza López

University: IBERO León

Sugahara, a Japanese employee, and Eiki, an entrepenuer of Japanese descendance, tell the story of how they’ve adapted to living in León, Guanajuato, a city whose cultural integration is rapidly growing[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

En tus zapatos (In your shoes)

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Directed by: Elizabeth de Jesús Torres Pérez

University: La Salle Bajío

In the old San Juan de Dios neighborhood live two artisan shoemakers, Don Galindo and Don Rafael, who despite having been left out of the shoe industry, have kept true to the traditions that are so much a part of what they do.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Así, Sin ver (Unseen)


[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Directed by: Andrea de los Milagros Perea Franco

University: Universidad Latina de México

Isabel teaches us there are no limits to what you can achieve if you set your mind to it. She and “Fuerza Unida (United Force)” fight to stand out and strengthen their minds in the world of sports, which makes them healthy and creates a way to ignore their physical limitations… unseen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]