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ALAMAR

A stunning, beautiful film, almost a visual essay, about nature, family and father and son bonding. The 73 minute film tells of Mayan man whose relationship with an Italian woman ends but they had a son . She is now living in Rome with her son who is about 5 while the father lives in Mexico. The couple seem to have an amicable relationship, though you do not see them interact. The boy goes to to visit his father and his grandfather, who lives in a hut on stilts or palafittes, in Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico. Many great teaching aspects: father/son relationships, natural vs urban lifestyles, respect for nature, family dynamics.

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October 29, 2010 Posted by | FILM REVIEWS | Leave a comment