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Video capture of Sur

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Gabriel Retes

Country of Production:

Mexico

Languages:

Spanish

Length:

11 minutes 41 seconds

Format:

Super8

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Awards/Recognition:

Honours Mention at the First Independent National Film Contest, 1970.

Description:

"El título venía del juego de palabras con "West/Oeste" que da origen a "western". Alegaba la posición sureña de México en relación con el viejo oeste estadounidense y por eso se llamaba Sur. Al inicio de la película, sobre el título, una voz en off se aseguraba de explicarlo "Sur: Un western de acá de este lado"" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

"The title is a game with the words "West/Oeste", that originate the term "western". It pleads the southern position of Mexico regarding the old United States west, and that is why it was called Sur [South]. At the beginning of the film, above the title, an off voice makes sure to explain it "South: A western from this side"" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

Resources:

Vázquez Mantecón, Álvaro. El Cine Super 8 en México 1970-1989 . Filmoteca UNAM, 2012. Find this book in Filmoteca UNAM Docs

Locations:

  • Mexico City (Filming)

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