On the Road with Maruch

Title of the film Original title: On the Road with Maruch
English title: On the Road with Maruch
Hungarian title: Maruch és az utazás

Production and shooting info Country of the production: Germany - de
Year of production: from 2007 to 2008
Year of shooting: 2007
Length of the film: 43 min
Colouring: colour
Standard format: DV
Recording format: film, 16 mm
 film, s8
Original language: Spanish
Language of subtitle: English

Description of the content This anthropological documentary takes us into the world of the indigenous woman Maruch de la Cruz Pérez. Maruch is a 42-year old, unmarried woman from Chiapas who loves travelling in her country to explore other cultures and to learn from them. On account of her biography she has a quite problematic stand in her traditional village Zinacantan on the one hand, but on the other hand, she has to face racism and sexism in Mexican society while she is travelling. Roadtripping through Chiapas with Maruch and the filmcrew gives an insight in the culture and society of a post-war region. However it is also an intimate portrait of an indigenous woman who is trying to live a self-determined life, that will give her freedom from the traditions of her community, her former husband, and the terror of paramilitarian groups.

Credits Director: Florian Walter
Screenplay: Maruch Crúz Pérez
Music composer: Philipp Kopp
Expert: Florian Walter
Producer: Florian Walter
Cinematographer: Consuelo Ramos
Editor: Laura Fong
 Frank Funke
 Florian Walter
Sound: Pedro López
Main character: Maruch Crúz Pérez

Company / Institution Production: Filming Culture

Ethnicity and locality Etnic group: Maya
Continent: Central America
Country: Mexico - mx
 (City, village, region, mountains, etc.): Chiapas

Tipology Type: non-fiction film
Form: documentary film
Beszédmód: portrait

Related sciences Social science: cultural anthropology

Keyword: tradition
 way of living

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