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PATY'S JOURNEY

(EL VIAJE DE PATY)

Paty, an indigenous woman belonging to the Wixarika people, serves as her community's representative on the National Indigenous Congress (Congreso Nacional Indígena, CNI). In the 2018 federal elections, the CNI united to advocate for Mexico's native peoples, with Marichuy as their spokeswoman on the presidential ticket. Paty embarks on a journey that frequently takes her away from home for extended periods, while her husband, Rubén, takes care of their children. Throughout her travels, Paty contemplates her chosen path and confronts her past by visiting the places of her childhood. Scarred by her father's domestic violence, she channels her pain into a new way of life aimed at empowering the women in her community.

THE FILMMAKER

Santiago Pedroche studied audiovisual arts at the Image and Sound Department of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He's worked as a director, cinematographer and colorist on several fiction and documentary projects. His short film El Idioma del Barro (2015) was part of the official selection for the Festival Internacional de Cine del Desierto FICD, Interaction Program – International Student Film Camp (Serbia), Zanate Festival de Cine Documental Mexicano and Documenta Queretaro. In 2016 the state of Jalisco's Council for Culture and Arts (CECA) and PECDA (as a part of their Young Creators program) awarded him grants to develop his first feature documentary El viaje de Paty. He's participated in workshops such as Talents Guadalajara (FICG), Talent Lab (Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Ji.hlava Academy – Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival. His film El Viaje de Paty was also selected for post production support by the National Fund for Cinematographic Production (FOPROCINE) through the Mexican Institute for Cinematography (IMCINE) in 2019. As Cinematographer he has worked on other fiction and nonfiction projects for Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO and Star Plus.

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)
MIDFF Doker - Moscow International Documentary Film Festival
DocsMX - International Documentary Film Festival Mexico City
ZANATE - Mexican Documentary Film Festival
MADRIFF - Madrid Indie Film Festival
Atlanta DocuFest
DOQUMENTA - International Film Festival
Mexican Cinema in Perú Tour
Cinema Planeta - International Environment Film Festival Mexico City.
Vieques Film and Human Rights Festival Puerto Rico
Muestra de Cine Jaliciense – Jalisco Cinema Screening Program National Tour
Mexican Cinema in Chile Tour
Film Festival of the Earth Guadalajara, México
Indigenous Screen Program, México

PATY'S JOURNEY (EL VIAJE DE PATY)

Catalog # EPF16048 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-89-8 ● UPC: 6-82086-16049-8 ● NTSC

72 Minutes ● Copyright 2021 ● Spanish, English Subtitles