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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



The Tiniest Place

Tatiana HUEZO

  • Mexico
  • 2011
  • 104min
  • 35mm
  • color

Synopsis

In the republic of El Salvador, many people have been killed in the civil war. The people of The Tiniest Place couldn’t escape that fate either. They lost their village, families and neighbors to the war that’s been going on for years. The survivors return to their ordinary lives in the village. The place is not what it used to be, but they begin their lives anew. The Tiniest Place focuses on relationships between the villagers, while it also tries to invoke the presence of those natural objects surrounding them. As the scenery around the village overlaps with the scars left by the war, one feels the temptation to resort to a clichéd metaphor about the temporal and the eternal. But as we get used to its rhythm, the film seems to provide us with a transcendental energy that renders those metaphors meaningless. Nature itself is ridden with tragedies of its own, and so is the history of mankind. It does not mean this film belittles actual tragedies of life caused by ideological conflict. On the contrary, the film makes us feel the circulating order of higher level that embraces the scars of this world. This perspective goes hand in hand with the attitude of the villagers, who keep on with their lives in an optimistic spirit regardless of the ordeal they have just been through.

Their lives will go on, somehow. Not alone, but together. This is not propaganda, nor a declaration. It is what the villagers have learned along the way, something that gets engraved into one’s body. This film makes us understand that fact. (KIM Young-jin)

Review

Director

  • Tatiana HUEZO

    Born in San Salvador, 1972. When she was four years old she moved to Mexico City where she lived and studied. She is a graduate of the Center of Capacitación Cinematográfica. She has directed several short fims and documentaries. She received a grant from the National Culture and Arts Fund to produce the documentary Family Portrait and to study for a MA in Documentary Filmmaking at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain from 2004 to 2006. The Tiniest Place is her feature debut. The Tiniest Place (2011) Family Portait (2008) The Coreo of the Earth (2001) Caustic Time (1998)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerNicolas CELIS
  • Cinematography Ernesto PARDO
  • Editor Paulina del PASO, Lucrecia GUTIERREZ, Tatiana HUEZO
  • Music Leonardo HEIBLUM, Jacobo LIEBERMAN
  • Sound Ferico GONZÁLEZ

Production Company / Distributor / World Sales

Production Company  Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica 

Distribution / World Sales  Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica

Address  Calzada de Tlalpan 1670 Col. Country Club CP 04220 Mexico DF, Mexico

Tel  52 554 155 0090

E-mail  boris@elccc.com.mx​