Resembling a constellation of ideas and sentiments of a (still) wounded land, the taxi ride of the filmmaker through Mexico City interweaves Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s account of “The True History of the Conquest of New Spain”; from there sprouts the echoes of violence and what remains in silence.
The film received a Special Mention at the Latin American Short Film Competition FicValdivia International Film Festival, in Chile (2022), and at the Mexican Documentary Shorts Competition Morelia International Film Festival, in Mexico (2022).
Valentina Pelayo Atilano (Mexico City, 1992) moved to California aged nine. She is a multidisciplinary artist who completed her undergraduate at the California Institute of the Arts (2016). Additionally, she holds two MA degrees, one in Cultural Theory and Criticism from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and the other in filmmaking studies from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (2021). Streams of Silence (2022) is her first short film. She is currently based in Mexico City.
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