Tiburon island, our heart

Documentary | 20 min. | Mexico | 2006 | Dir: Nicolas Défossé | Prod: Terra Nostra Films, Promedios A.C.

In the state of Sonora, on the coast of the sea of Cortes, live the Comca´ac Indigenous. Throughout their long history, the Comca´ac have survived numerous extermination attempts. Now the Mexican state wants to turn their land into business. On October 22th, 2006, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos is received by members of the tribe. Remembering their dead and their political prisoners, the Comca´ac come together to save their people and their collective heart: Tiburón island.

"Tiburon island, our heart" is part of the series "Native Voices from the Northwestern Mexico".

This series of ten documentaries visit to indigenous peoples, peasant and fishermen communities in northwestern Mexico, discovering the everyday life of its characters and the situations they face in order to keep their land and identity.

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International Film Festival El Ojo cojo. Madrid, Spain, 2007.
Festival “Contra El Silencio Todas las Voces”.
Mexico city, 2008.
International Film Festival "Voices from the Water".
Bangalore, India, 2009.
Native Spirit Festival of Indigenous People. London, UK, 2009.
TV Broadcasted: Free Speech TV. USA, 2008.