Fuimos Gigantes (Once Giants)
Winner Best Documentary in Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico 2012
According to the mythology of comcáac ("Tiburón Island people"), in Sonora, Mexico, their ancestors were giants and the ground was created thanks to a sea turtle's heroism. The well-being of the community depends on the shaman's powers and the knowledge of their elders. Felipe, a comcáac fisherman, decides to forget his own history and serve Christ so he can enter his Kingdom.
Victor E. Navarro
Hermosillo, Sonora, 1981
He studied Communication Studies at ITESO, at Guadalajara, Mexico. He has been scholarship holder of Mexican institute of Cinematography for Screenplay Writing in 2012 and of the National Fund for Culture and Art( Mexico) 2015. He has worked as sound designer on a number of films and has directed several experimental films.
Once Giants is his first documentary short film.
Director - Victor E. Navarro
Producer - Victor E. Navarro/Instituto Sonorense de Cultura
Director of Photography - Juan Pablo Ramirez
Editor - Victor E. Navarro
Animation - Carlos Arias
Original Music - Victor E. Navarro
Festivals & Prizes:
Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico 2012 - Winner Best Documentary 2012
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2012
Festival de la Memoria 2012
Vina de Oro Fresno International Film Festival 2012
Festival Zanate 2012 - Special Mention
Presence Autochtone 2013 - Special Mention of the Jury