La carga / The Load

Director:

  • Alan Jonsson Gavica

La Carga  es un thriller de aventura, basado en una historia verídica,  que retrata las comunidades indígenas en el siglo XVI, 60 años después de la conquista de México. Una persecución implacable de dos personajes, un hombre, indígena Tameme*, dedicado a la carga de tributos, mercancías o personas, quien arriesgará su vida al verse envuelto en una conspiración de caciques españoles. Y una noble española quien será “La Carga”, ( María Valverde) la testigo que va a   declarar en contra de ellos. Huyen juntos a través de inhóspitas  selvas, bosques y valles del Nuevo Mundo en busca de libertad y justicia.  Vienen de mundos completamente diferentes, y se ven forzados a escapar a  través de  la Nueva España. Su frenético viaje suaviza la tensión entre ellos, disuelve sus diferencias existenciales y crea vínculos íntimos que amenazan su supervivencia.

 “Load” is an adventure thriller, based on a true story that paints a just-post-Conquistador era portrait of indigenous communities’ in late 16th century Mexico decimated by epidemics, poverty, and slavery. A relentless chase of two characters: A Tameme* Indian man dedicated to the burden of carrying merchandise or people, who risks his life to be involved in a conspiracy against Spanish caciques with a Spanish noblewoman. Fleeing brutal soldiers and a vengeful landowner, she is the only person to stand witness for the rights of the indigenous people, as they flee through the forests of the New World in search of freedom and justice. They come from completely different worlds and they are forced through inhospitable jungles, forests and valleys throughout New Spain. Their frantic journey softens the tension between them, dissolves their differences, and creates intimate bonds as he carries her on his back, racing to escape their mounted pursuers.

Award Audience Award – Huelva’s Ibero-American Festival

Official Selection Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival.

Festival de Cine de Bogotá,- Best Film

Lleida Latinoamericano Film Festival- Best Script

The Tameme Indians were in charge of delivering fresh fish from the Mexican coast of Veracruz to Moctezuma’s dinner table each night in Tenochtitlan, (downtown Mexico City) That meant transporting about 63 pounds of fish a distance of around 198 miles using approximately 15 relays between Indians running 13.2 miles each. The powerful action captured in moving image was the actor, Horacio Garcia Rojas, carrying or transporting the actress Maria Valverde for long distances at a time.

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