JUNAX, THREAD BY THREAD

JUNAX, HILO POR HILO

By Ambra REIJNEN, Rubi TOBIAS

PROMONO MULTISENSORY PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2020

In Mexico’s poorest state, Victoria, a young Mayan woman, challenges all gender biased stereotypes by leading an all-female collective of weavers, offering new perspectives for the generations to come.

A story of women’s rights, indigenous emancipation and a continuous battle to escape poverty.

Festivals
& Awards

Visions Du Réel Media Library 2020
Media Library
KFF Market Krakow 2020
Market
MICGenero 2020
Official Selection - Resilience
Arica Nativa International Festival of Rural Films 2020
Official Selection - "Rural Feature Length"
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • Other, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ambra REIJNEN, Rubi TOBIAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Rubi TOBIAS, Ambra REIJNEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Cyril REIJNEN (Promono Multisensory Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Victoria is a young woman from a Mayan community of the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico's poorest state.

      As an indigenous woman, she has to face different challenges in order to survive in a disadvantaged community where gender biased beliefs are commonplace. Nonetheless, Victoria is able to take pride of her rich cultural background, and to challenge all stereotypes by leading an all-female collective around the ancient tradition of back-strap weaving, enabling women to earn a living and offering new perspectives for the generations to come. Meanwhile, Arabelle, orphan niece of Victoria, is growing up. How will Arabelle's story be embroidered upon the tale Victoria is weaving for her?

      A story of women’s rights, indigenous emancipation, and a continuous battle to escape poverty.