Directed by Cameron G. Quevedo
Cameron Quevedo is a filmmaker and ethnomusicologist currently based in Austin, Texas. His work explores themes of cultural decay, social erosion, people’s relationship to the land, and the individual’s search for meaning, relevance, and a sense of personal legacy. Quevedo received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas, as well as an MC in Indigenous Documentary Film and an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Film Award, the University Film and Video Association Carole Fielding Grant, the Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowship, and the Warren E. Skaaren Endowed Presidential Scholarship. Quevedo’s latest film, Atmahaú Pakmát, is about the US/Mexico borderlands.
Producer: Alddo Flores
Director of Photography: Juan Pablo González
Field Recordist: Julián Alarcón
Reed Rickert and Camilo Nu / Documentary, International / Mexico, Morocco, Spain / 2016 / Documentary, Music / 68 minsCamilo Nu is a talented guitarist from Mexico who has dedicated his life to the study of Mexico’s cultural and ancestral music. Propelled to search for the roots of the traditional music of Veracruz know as Son Jarocho, a Mexican music that has been recognized as having Spanish and African influences, Nu traveled through southern Spain and North Africa to collaborate musically with local musicians to discover what similarities still existed. As his journey led him farther from home, he was confronted by his own fragmented African heritage that he inherited from absent father. Nu's journey takes on a new meaning as he travels deep into the African roots of Son Jarocho and, inevitably, his own identity.
Preceded by: The Toucan