Gods of Mexico


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Film Info
Original Title:Dioses de México
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Release Year:2022
Runtime:97 min
Language:No Dialogue
Print Source:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Tags:Culture & Society
Indigenous Voices
Human Rights
Director:Helmut Dosantos
Producer:Pilar Goutas
Marta Núñez Puerto
Gerardo González Fernández
Helmut Dosantos
Cinematographer:Kacper Czubak
Screenwriter:Helmut Dosantos
Editor:Yibrán Asuad
Helmut Dosantos


This stunning visual portrait of Mexico’s indigenous communities fighting against modernization has no interviews or dialogue, just rich black-and-white cinematography and revealing close-ups.

Filmmaker Helmut Dosantos explores Mexico’s salt pans, deserts, highlands, jungles, and underground mines with carefully staged scenes of men and women laboring, from the country’s northern, southern and western regions. These moments, created with input from the subjects, are powerful reminders of the people who endure these conditions, only to be set aside as the world modernizes and threatens to leave them behind. “In its calculated and careful filming and editing, this documentary speaks to the fascinating nature of the human experience.” –Zaki Lawrence, Vox

Director Biography

Helmut Dosantos is a screenwriter, director and producer, who founded the film production companies Narvalus Films in the United States and Fulgura Frango in Mexico. He is the director of the short film “Dissent” (2011) and Gods of Mexico (2022), his feature documentary debut.