Titixe

Titixe

Mexico | 2018 | DCP | Color | 62 min | Tania Hernández Velasco 

WEDNESDAY 2 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 18:00 HRS | 62 MIN (Q&A with Director)
WEDNESDAY 2 | CINECLUB CONEJO DE LA LUNA | 17:00 HRS | 62 MIN
MONDAY 7 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 62 MIN (Q&A with Director)

Director: Tania Hernández Velasco
Screenplay: Tania Hernández Velasco
Producer: Tania Hernández Velasco y Rosa Galguera Ortega
Cinematography: Tania Hernández Velasco
Editing: Tania Hernández Velasco y Eduardo Palenque
Sound: Mariana Rodríguez Alcocer
Music: Jorge Bolado y Marlo Bringas
Production Company:
Cast: Documental

Synopsis
The last peasant of a family has died and with him, all wisdom to till the soil has been lost. Without experience, his daughter and granddaughter (the director of this film) will attempt a last traditional harvest to try to convince Grandma, the widow of the peasant, to keep their plot of land. Together they will uncover the leftovers (locally known as the titixe) of this man and his world: a mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and the endless menace of losing the crops to a tempest. This is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, in a country that has forsaken its rural origins.

Biography
She holds a BA in Film from Centro de Diseño, Cine y TV (Mexico City), as well as a
Postgraduate Diploma in Film Editing and a Masters in Creative Documentary from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She has been sponsored as a director under the Borderline program (Fest Associaçao Cultural, Espinho, Portugal, 2012) and in the Interaction Documentary Camp (Pozega, Serbia, 2013).

Festivals
Festival Internacional de Cine de la UNAM (FICUNAM) – 2018, Mexico
Fondazione Cinema per Roma – 2018, Italy
Festival de Málaga – 2018, Spain
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – USA
DocsXalapa – Mexico
Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival – Estonia
Hecho en México @ The Roxie Theater – San Francisco, CA, USA
Festival Internacional de Buñel Calanda – Spain
Blackstar Film Festival – USA
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival
Doqumenta Querétaro – Mexico
DocsChihuahua – Mexico
Biarritz Amérique Latine – France
Festival de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires FIDBA – Argentina
Rockaway Film Festival – USA
Australia Environmental Film Festival – Australia

Awards
FICUNAM: Premio Selección TV UNAM, Premio Estimulo Churubusco
Festival de Málaga: Mención Especial del jurado
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: Charles C Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
Doqumenta Querétaro: Mención Especial del Jurado