Scene from the film Uncle Yim
Scene from the film Uncle Yim
Scene from the film Uncle Yim
Scene from the film Uncle Yim
Scene from the film Uncle Yim

Uncle Yim

  • Mexico
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Encouraged by his daughter and with a broken voice, Jaime Luna (Uncle Yim) –indigenous philosopher, social leader and singer songwriter–, composes a new song about his tumultuous life after 15 years of silence. But this time he will do it with his family, so the memories and interpretations are contradictory and painful. Uncle Yim is an immersion in the identity of a peculiar family shaped by tradition, music and communality.


  • Original title
    Tío Yim
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Luna Marán, Sofía Gómez Córdova, Perlis López, Jaime Martínez Luna, Magdalena Andrade, Julia Martínez Hinojosa, Andrés Martínez Andrade
  • DOP
    Luna Marán, Pablo García Morales, Federico Zuvire Cruz.
  • Editing
    Sofía Gómez Córdova, Perlis López
  • Music
    Jaime Martínez Luna, “Trova Serrana”, Joaquín López Chas
  • Sound
    Luna Marán
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Mexico
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Womex 2021
    • Festival Internacional de Cine y las Artes Indígenas en Wallma- pu, Chile 2021
    • Festival de Películas Nativas Arica, Chile. 2020
    • Festival de Cine de LASA, México 2020
    • Festival San Diego Latino Film Festival 2020
    • Festival Hola México, Los Ángeles, EUA 2020
    • Festival de Cine de América Latina de Florencia, Italy 2020 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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