Director: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio (Mexico)
Mexican filmmaker born in Brussels (Bel- gium). His initiation to visual arts was at the age of 16 while living in New Delhi. He studied media in Mexico before attending the London Film School. He worked as a cinema- tographer on the film Born Without (2007) by Eva Norvind. His directorial debut, Toro Negro (2005, co-director), received several awards including the Horizons Award in San Sebas- tian. Alamar (2009) is his first fiction which nonetheless maintains true to real life.
A young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an ancestral journey into the open sea. Banco Chinchorro, their main destination, is part of the second largest coral reef barrier in the planet. Their day-to-day activities show the harmony between man and nature, father and son.