Presented in association with Ambulante, Mexico IN PERSON: Producers Omar Foglio and Paola Rodríguez Best Film, nternational Festival of Indigenous Film and Video, Mexico, 2011 Mexico, 2011, 91 mins. Directors: José Luis Figueroa Lewis and Sebastián Díaz Aguirre Producers: Omar Foglio and Paola Rodríguez Cinematographer: Juan Eduardo and Navarrete Pajarito Editor: Sebastián Díaz Aguirre In Spanish, English, and Purépecha with English subtitles Thousands of artisans in Mexico traditionally use lead in their glazed pottery, not realizing the health damage that this toxic element causes. Herlinda, a Purépecha indigenous potter in Michoacán, is one of the few artisans in her community who uses alternative lead-free glazes. Together with Victor, a social activist, they work to educate potters, businesses, and customers. Once achieving health and better living conditions for her family, Herlinda faces the difficult task of finding a market for her impressive pieces. All the while she dreams of having her shop thrive and her brothers return from the United States to rejoin the family tradition.
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