U MADRE LUNA by Liliana K’an

U Madre Luna is a look at motherhood that Andrea and Juana Paciencia experienced with the arrival of Dominga, their adopted daughter, into their lives. The knowledge that these two grandmothers possess lead us to reflect on fertility beyond a natural condition, in which the moon is always present in a woman’s life.

  • Original Title: U Madre Luna, 2017
  • Directior: Liliana K’an
  • Cinematography: Gabriela Díaz Gómez
  • Sound: Marlene del Socorro Morales
  • Edition: Delmar Méndez Gómez
  • Original music: Zanate
  • Audio: Recorded and mixed by Pedro Wood
  • Country: México
  • Running Time: 23′
  • Produced by CDI Comisión Nacional Para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas

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).