Washington D.C. Premiere


(c) Raul Cuesta

REHJE (Mexico, 2009, 67 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere After living in Mexico City for 40 years, Antonia longs to escape the pressure and turmoil of this megalopolis and return to her hometown, a Mazahua village in the state of Mexico. Miles of parched, dusty landscape roll by outside a car window as Antonia returns home to her native village from a life of toil in Mexico City. When she arrives, she finds that things are not as idyllic as she remembered. Confronted with the harsh present-day reality of water scarcity, resulting in dry riverbeds and sick relatives, she wanders through the fields, recalling childhood memories and reflecting upon changes in the village. Enhanced by strong visuals and haunting music, this meditative documentary focuses on the contrast between the urban and the agrarian. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Anais Huerta and Raúl Cuesta. Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at Mexico’s Academy Film Awards.

Discussion with filmmaker Anais Huerta follows the screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Registration is required. RSVP recommended at: Seating is


Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico

2829 16th St., NW

(Metro: Columbia Heights)

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