Thomas John | Maxico, Germany 2012 | 53 Min. | OmeU
Darkmoon is a poetic documentary dealing with indigenous art practices. Suyul, a young female indigenous poet from Chiapas writes poetry in her first language, ‘Tzotzil’, and in Spanish. Co-protagonist is a good friend of her, who is a Tzotzil painter and filmmaker. The film is an attempt to find a poetic audio-visual language for Suyul’s poetry and her as a person. Suyul’s poetry is very culture specific and deals with women, her folk`s reality, darkness and death. However, she challenges common assumption about indigenous peoples and gives us a deep insight into her reality.