In a desert by the sea, an ancient culture endures modernity. A grandmother and her granddaughter intertwine in estrangement over memory. The myth sheds controversy; time falls in dreams of sand, old songs and rock music.
This is the first full-length feature drama to be ever produced in Cmiique Iitom (Seri language).
Antonio Coello is a Mexican and Colombian filmmaker and visual anthropologist who collaborates as curator with the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival. His short films involve indigenous communities with which he creates collective cinematic stories that have been shown at various festivals and museums like the Guggenheim Museum in New York and ImagineNATIVE at Toronto. His short films have won awards in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, India, Spain, Bulgaria, U.S.A., Canada, Belarus, Australia, and Mexico. As a teacher he has taught workshops and courses on screenplay writing and filmmaking in Mexico, Canada, U.S.A., India and Nepal. In his creative work he has benefited from grants from government and private institutions from different countries. Sietefilos (Seven Ridges) is his first full-length feature film.
We tried to contribute to the revitalization of Seri indigenous culture and language with this film. It is the first drama ever made in the Seri language (Cmiique Iitom) which is linguistically considered an isolated language, it has no relation to any other language known. The film seeks to transmit a cultural experience through cinematic storytelling.