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Kings of Nowhere


Mexico, 2015. Dir. Betzabé García. 83mins

An immersive vision of a submerged Mexican village.

Betzabé García’s debut documentary feature Kings of Nowhere is a beautiful, absorbing exposé of San Marcos, in Northwestern Mexico. Three families live in a village partially submerged by water: Pani and Paula do not want to close their tortilleria and spend their spare time rescuing the town from ruins; Miro and his parents dream of leaving but can’t; Yoya and Jaimito live in fear but have everything they need. With a delicate, unobtrusive approach, we witness their daily lives as we navigate through the melancholy of a place that is slowly disappearing.

Followed by filmmaker Q&A via Skype

Sunday 24th April 2016, 6.20pm, ICA London

Earlier Event: April 24
The Letters
Later Event: April 26
New Chinese Documentary