In a small town in San Juan Chamula we meet the big and wise gaze of an old woman who preserves the last ritual to the dead, but because of a great promise of love she renounces prayer. The sadness of having lost two of her daughters has been transformed over time into the strength and patience of this great woman that allows us to connect to the true spiritual world.

  • Original Title: Ak’riox, Guiadora de caminos, 2015
  • Director: Liliana K’an
  • Photography: Jose Pablo de León Mejía
  • Sound: Agripino Ico Bautista
  • Edition: Delmar Méndez Gómez
  • Original music: Juan Santiz “Xunito”
  • Sound Recording and Sound Mix: Adrián Paris
  • Country: México, Chiapas
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Running Time: 15′
  • Produced by the CCC. WITH LEGS AND Satil Film

Liliana K’an (Liliana Guadalupe López López) was born on December 12, 1992 in a community of San Juan Chamula, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, her mother tongue is Tsotsil. She studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Communication from the Intercultural University of Chiapas (UNICH). She has worked as a photographer and documentary filmmaker Chiapaneca, among her works as a Photographer, the photographic series “Erotic Zapatista woman” (2014) stands out, where a group exhibition with different photographers was inaugurated in Berlin, Germany. She has also collaborated as a photographer in documentary projects of different filmmakers, such as: “Video Cartas” by María Sojob and “Sat yelob Jlumaltik” by Humberto Gómez (2016). As a director, her films stand out: Ak ’riox. (Road guide) (2014); Svabajel pukuj (The Devil’s Rhythm) Fiction short film (2017). Jmetik U (Mother moon) she has been a CCC fellow. Cinematographic Training Center of Mexico City, with its short film Ak’riox (Guiadora de Caminos) and the stimulus it grants (PECDA), Program of Stimulus to the Creation and Artistic Development of Chiapas (2020), with its short film J- kuxlejaltik (Our life). She has participated in Festivals such as: El, Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, (2016) Place: Göttingen, Germany. (MORELIA INDIGENOUS FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL) (2017), Documentary Film Festival at the National Cinemas of Mexico among others. She is currently in the post-production stage of her next short film called “J-kuxlejaltik” Our Life (2021).