The Niño Fidencio & his Brothers in Light

In the twenties, in the town of Espinazo, Nuevo León, in northern Mexico, José de Jesús Fidencio Síntora Constantino, better known as  ”Niño Fidencio“, earned a reputation as a miraculous healer. Since 1938, the year in which he died, a few chosen people, known as Materias (Matter, in opposition to Spirit) or Cajitas (Little Boxes), began receiving the Niño’s spirit, thus perpetuating his charitable work as a medicine man. Currently, some espíritus de luz (Spirits of Light) are becoming manifest through other Materias or Cajitas, such as Margarita Catalán, Aurorita, the Santo Niño de Atocha and Pancho Villa, who come twice a year to the sacred sites in Espinazo -The Pirulito tree, the muddy waters of El Charquito, the swing and the cementery- and in solemn pilgrimage, climb up the Cuesta del Dolor (Path of Sorrow), all the way to the Niño’s grave, in order to fulfill the healing rituals for their sick ones.


Festivals, museums & gallery screenings

Cinematography & Mysticism (work  in  progress)
French Academy in Italy Villa Medici
Rome, Italy, 2007

International Film Festival
(official selection)

Morelia, Michoacán, 2008

Atlante Latinoamericano
Futura Gallery
Prague, 2008

Pinacoteca di Volterra Museum
Volterra,  2008

Technical data 

Duration

30 minutes

Original language

Spanish

Subtitles

English, French & Italian

Format

VHS & PAL


Credits

Director, DPI & script writer         

Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo        

Producer 

Uroboros~Basilisco

Editor 

Carlotta Cerquetti

Assistant to the director

Manuel Zárate

Original music 

Gabriela Méndez

Video post production

The Jasso Productions/Alejandro Cons      

Audio post production

Boonker Studio

Place & date of production

Mexico, 2008

Sponsored by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) & Centro de las Artes, Monterrey.

 

 

 

 

 


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