El sembrador (The sower)

2018 / 90 min / Mexico

Bartolomé, a teacher in multigrade school in the mountains of Chiapas, understands that pedagogy doesn’t come from textbooks and can’t fit inside the four walls of a classroom. Planting his philosophy and methods, this sower of knowledge becomes a beacon of hope for the creation of a humanistic education model based on a curiosity and love for the outside world. 

Screening Saturday, April 6, 1:30 pm


Melissa Elizondo studied communication at the Technology University of Mexico (UNITEC, in Spanish) and cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school. She participated in Guadalajara Talents 2014. She presented her short documentary Las rejas de la voz (2011), which she co-directed with Uriel López, at the 33rd International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana. The film won 2nd place in the documentary category of the Gender and Justice Competition 2013, organized by the Gender Equity Office of Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice. She participated in other festivals, including the 11th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and the 62nd Trento Film Festival, with her short documentary Tumín. Economía solidaria (2013), winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 6th Festival Internacional de Cortos Proyección Corta in Mexico City.