Field 9| 24mins
Director: Carlos R. Rivero Uicab | Producer: NicolÃ¡s Feldman
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Mexico
Carlos, the director of the documentary, has worked for four years with Abrahamâ€™s family, a Mennonite who has lived in the region for over a decade. He mainly worked cutting down trees to produce charcoal. The Mayan community doesnâ€™t agree with tree felling, and finally put a stop to it. But the Mennonites were apprehensive and their children were afraid of the Mayans, just as the Mennonites frightened the Mayans. Today, these two very different cultures live in peace. This documentary relays the relationship between them and portrays the Mennonitesâ€™ way of life from the point of view of a Mayan director.