Coyolxauhqui

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

2017 | 00:09:26 | Mexico | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Single Titles

Tags: Art Collective, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos: Shamanic Materialism & Aesthetic Of Trance, Crime or Violence, Death and Dying, Experimental Film, Feminism, Gender, Indigenous, Latino/Chicano, Myth, Politics, Religion/Spirituality, Ritual

Coyolxauhqui recasts the mythical dismemberment of the Aztec Moon goddess Coyolxauhqui by her brother Huitzilopochtli, the deity of war, the Sun and human sacrifice. The film is a poem of perception, one that unveils how contemporary Mexican femicide is linked to a patriarchal history with roots in deeper cultural constructs.

Coyolxauhqui is one of the three films made in 2017 by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos that speaks directly about gendered violence against women in Mexico: one from the perspective of the mothers (¿Has Visto?), the other of the daughters (Sangre Seca), and Coyolxauhqui from the disappeared victims.

Poetry and visual experimentation in Los Ingrávidos are tools to dismantle the discourse that legitimizes homicidal misogynistic violence. Each of the films of the femicide trilogy is a form of political resistance as they each capture the emergency, spontaneity and energy of direct political action as spaces that are both lived and conceptual.

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