Echo of the Mountain | Eco de la montaña

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Event Cinemas George St Sydney
Documentary | Nicolás Echevarría | Mexico | 2014 | 91 min
In his 40-year career, director Nicolás Echevarría has strived to bring Mexico’s Indigenous Huichol people to prominence. His latest work, Echo of the Mountain, presents an insight into the life and work of Huichol artist Santos de la Torre, whose mural adorns the Parisian metro station, Palais Royal.
While his talents have received international acclaim, his homeland has done little or nothing to acknowledge his creativity and work. Concerns, such as Huichols’ marginalisation and the extinction of their traditions are woven into his murals.
A fluid, vivid and poetic documentary, Echo of the Mountain resembles a ritual in itself.

Spanish with English subtitles
Persons under the age of 15 can be allowed to the screenings only if in the company of an adult or parent or guardian
Bonus short film screeningGrandmother,  Colombia, Dir. Carlos Eduardo Smith Róvira
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Director_ NicolásNicolás Echevarría (Mexico, 1947) is a renowned Mexican filmmaker with a career spanning close to 40 years and over 20 films and television series. He’s been awarded distinctions such as the Makhila d’Or from the Biarritz Festival; L’organisation Catholique Internationale du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel (OCIC), and the DICINE from the Muestra de Cine Mexicano de Guadalajara. Nicolás also received grants from Rockefeller Fellowship in 2002 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986.
Cabeza de Vaca, his first narrative film, has been compared by critics with Werner Herzog Aguirre, the Wrath of God. It was screened during the 1991 Berlinale as part of the festival official selection and was chosen to participate in the 63rd Academy Awards.