The Mexican documentary film Tempestad (pictured) by Tatiana Huezo will have its U.S. premiere at the 2016 edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York, which will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center, June 10-19.
In Tempestad, Huezo’s follow up to her acclaimed debut feature The Tiniest Place / El lugar más pequeño, two women, their voices echoing over the landscape and highways of Mexico from North to South, tell how official corruption and injustice allowed violence to take control of their lives.
The film is a meditation on corruption and on the notion of "impunidad," the impunity or unaccountability of those in power, whether part of the Mexican government or the country’s drug cartels. An emotional and evocative journey, steeped not only in loss and pain, but also in love, dignity and resistance.
Tempestad, "the beautifully crafted and creative documentary" (Variety) had its world premiere at the last edition of the Berlin Film Festival and recently toured with the Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico. The filmmaker will travel to New York to present her work, which will also be screened at AFI Docs in Washington D.C. this June.