Documentary | Mexico | 2022 | 80 min | Spanish, Mayan languages


As a Tsotsil Mexican I grew up surrounded by the sacredness of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Mother Earth, as the son of a single mother I grew up surrounded by ridicule for not having a father and blaming my mother for it; I grew up between adoration and contempt for the mother. Mom is a dialogue between mother and son who explore their contradictions, who know and recognize each other, who reflect on naturalized violence and its reproduction. Being and making us family.


He currently works as a cinematographer in feature and short documentary productions: his most recent works are Negra by Medhin Tewolde and Kuxlejal/Vida by Elke Franke. He was trained as a documentary filmmaker at Ambulante Más Allá, the CCC con patas and the Documentary Film School of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Mom is his directorial debut.

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Mexican Premiere

Director - Directors
Xun Sero
Guión - Screenplay
Xun Sero
Productor - Producer
Daniela Contreras, Nicolas Défossé
Música - Music:
Sonido - Sound:
Jaime Álvarez, Martín de Torcy, Pablo Fernández Murguía
Cinematografía - Cinematography:
José Alfredo Jiménez Pérez, Xun Sero
Edición - Editor:
Nicolas Défossé
Dirección de Arte - Production Design:
Intérpretes - Cast
Hilda Rodríguez Méndez
Contacto - Contact
Terra Nostra Films - Nicolas Défossé