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Sometimes, ordinary people can create extraordinary positive change.  The people of a small community in Veracruz are the guardians of one of the ecosystems facing the most risk in the country: the cloud forest.  Hoping to save their sacred and fog-laden land, they work for a simpler and sustainable life.  Sixteen families redesign their needs, food, education and relationship with other people and with nature.  They create an entirely self-sustaining and independent society.  The Cloud Forest weaves this community's singular quest with gorgeous scenes of their endangered surroundings.



Honorable Mention Director Mónica Álvarez Franco FICUNAM Festival Int’l Film, Mexico

Winner Best Cinematography Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (DTLA)

Winner Best Cinematography Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (DTLA)

Official Selection South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin Texas

Official Selection Morelia International Film Festival (FICM)

Official Selection Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York

Official Selection Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Official Selection International Film Festival Cultural Tierra Adentro (FICTA)

Official Selection DocLands Documentary Film Festival

Official Selection Ambulante Film Festival, Mexico


After studying AV Media in Mexico and a Master's Degree in Creative Documentary in Madrid, Spain, Mónica Álvarez Franco wrote and directed several short documentaries, including Venus y Arturo, which was featured in the Guanajuato International Film Festival and the International Film Festival DOCSDF. She was part of the organization of film festivals such as Guadalajara International Film Festival and DOCSDF. She carried out DocsForum, a formative space within DOCSDF. Finished in 2017, The Cloud Forest (Bosque de Niebla) is her first feature.


Catalog # EPF16022; ISBN: 978-1-933724-62-1; UPC: 6-82086-16022-1; NTSC

95 Minutes; Copyright 2017; Spanish, English Subtitles

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