About us

Terra Nostra Films (TNF) was founded in 2009 by Daniela Contreras (Mexico) and Nicolas Défossé (France), after having studied philosophy, cinema and anthropology. So far TNF has been focused on documentary film production in Mexico, with the conviction that it helps us to better inhabit the world we live in, exploring its many faces and mirrors.

Part of the documentary film production finds its inspiration and identity in the current of author's cinema; other productions privilege the exploration of social and cultural issues from more collaborative and supportive points of view - these two approaches often combine.

Based in Chiapas, in southeastern Mexico, Terra Nostra Films is also strongly committed to the Documentary Film School of San Cristóbal de las Casas, an initiative that has been supported by institutions such as IMCINE (Mexican Institute of Cinematography) and FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts) as well as by civil society organizations.