Scene from the film Sunú
Scene from the film Sunú
Scene from the film Sunú
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Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large Mexican maize producers, Sunú knits together different stories from a threatened rural world. It journeys deep into the heart of a country where people realize their determination to stay free, to work the land and cultivate their seeds, to be true to their cultures and forms of spirituality, all in a modern world that both needs them and despises them. Sunú reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Teresa Camou
  • DOP
    Aldo Hernández Flores
  • Music
    Raúl Vizzi
  • Duration
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Mexico
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Jury honorary mention I ZANATE Festival de Cine Documental 2015. México
    • Jury honorary mention | Festival Hispano Americano Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces 2016. México
    • Premio Diosa de Plata al Mejor Documental – Best documentary film 2016, México
    • Best documentary film | El Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente, Cinema Planeta 2016, México
    • Public award al mejor documental |5ta Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental 2016, Sao Pablo Brasil
    • Public award al mejor documental | La Muestra de Cine Ambiental Dominicana 2016, República Dominicana is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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