Cuates de Australia (Drought) (2012)

Cuates de Australia (Drought)





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Residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform every year a massive exodus to look for water during drought. In this exile, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their lands, metaphor of a small town that hides from death. -- (C) IFC Center

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Everardo González, Everado Gonzalez
In Theaters:
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía - Official Site


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[González] keeps his distance, leaving room for plenty of thoughtfully framed compositions and allowing the hush of a dried-up land to predominate.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Everado González isn't above capturing some striking landscape shots, seemingly for the shear desolate prettiness of it, but they always double as a reminder of the very real plight facing the subjects.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Slant Magazine

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Film Threat

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