Time is out of Joint

Narco-capitalism has significantly modified the rural and urban environments of contemporary Mexico. More than 40,000 acres of Indigenous forest in Michoacán, mx., have been appropriated by narco industries, turning it into a a composite site of hidden dynamics, cartel-drug crimes and state-sponsored violence. The state of Michoacán, where most of the drug war takes place, is a strategic place for these transactions, promoting the fragmentation of Mexico’s narco cartels as they continue to merge with federal and regional police, criminal groups and local guerrillas.

Blending performance with observational approaches and ethnography, this documentary provides a glimpse into Indigenous rural Mexico at the intersection between ecocide, narco­labour and enforced disappearance.

 

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Time is out of Joint
Todos los Muertos
Color, Stereo
HD
25 mins.
2018

A documentary by Victor Arroyo

Voice-over by Motomoto Sanchez
Taxi driver Mario Arroyo

Additional photography by Oswaldo Toledano
Sound design by Christian Olsen

Post-production supervising by Oswaldo Toledano
Laboratory services and 2k scan provided by Frame Discreet

 

This film was produced with support from the residencies:

El Colegio De Michoacan
Centro de Estudios en Geografia Humana.
Mexico
2015 – 2018

[ MITACS ]

Talent Lab
RIDM 2017
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal

[ LINK ]

[ LINK ]

 


Trailer 1 min.

 

Financial Support

Canada Council for the Arts.
Canada.

Globalink Research Award.
MITACS, Canada

MEES
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur.
Gouvernement du Québec.
Canada.

MERST
Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, Recherche, Science et Technologie.
Gouvernement du Québec.
Canada.

Concordia University.
Faculty of Fine Arts.
Canada.

 

exhibitions | screenings

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire Montréal RIDM
2018.

[ LINK ]

Sheffield International Documentary Festival
2018.
UK.

[ LINK ]

Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador
2018.

[ LINK ]



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