Keeping Track
Manteniendo trayectorias

Mexico | 2019 | DCP | Color | 15 min | Hugo Chávez Carvajal

SUNDAY 4 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:45 | 74 MIN

TUESDAY 6 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 15 MIN.

Director: Hugo Chávez Carvajal
Screenplay: Hugo Chávez Carvajal
Producer: Adrián Arce
Cinematography: Djatmiko Waluyo
Editing: Hugo Chávez Carvajal
Sound: Pablo Fernández
Production Company: Etnoscopio
Cast: José Manuel Rodríguez Navarro, Catarino Naranjo, Eduardo Velasco Lozano, Guillermo
A. Almaraz López, Miguel Flores, Rubén Fonseca Vargas, el equipo de trabajo de la estación
Pantitlán y del Taller de Mantenimiento Mayor Zaragoza

Synopsis:

More than half of Mexico City’s population uses the subway to travel from the suburbs to the
center and vice versa. This ever-growing flow requires multiple efforts. After the last train starts
its journey, diverse crews of workers are responsible for maintaining and repairing tracks,
stations, terminals and tunnels. Their work is essential, but almost invisible. This documentary
pays tribute to those workers.

Biography:

He studied ethnology at the National School of Anthropology (ENAH) and a Master’s Degree in Visual Anthropology at FLACSO-Ecuador. He is currently a PhD in Anthropological Sciences at UAM- Iztapalapa. In 2007, he filmed the short documentary “Duelos”, in 2008 “Ojo Escoba” (winner at the Festival Corto Cinema 2009) and in 2015 the documentary Obsolescence, made with the support of the Program for the Promotion of Cultural Projects and Co-investments of FONCA and the PROCINECDMX, with which he obtained a special mention by the jury in AcampaDoc, Intimate Visual Lens Film Festival and the prize “Best Script Film” at Etno Film Zlatna in Romania. He is associate producer and co-editor of the documentary Out of Focus
(2013) (Winner of the Festival do Filme Etnográfico do Recife). His latest short film is Keeping Track (2019) made with the support of PROCINECDMX.

Festivals:

Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato –Official Selection– 2020, Mexico
Acampadoc Festival Internacional de Cine Documental La villa de los Santos –Official
Selection– 2020, Panama
Ethnocineca: International Documentary Film Festival Vienna –Official Selection– 2020, Austria
Mecal Pro, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona –Official
Selection– 2020, Spain

Contact:

hugchvzc@gmail.com