37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


Artemio FINAL Play Button

Preceded by the short film Nichmal Son: Musica Que Florece

Artemio was born in the United States. But now he lives in a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, with his mother Cocco. Despite the roots he has in Mexico, Artemio never experiences a feeling of home in this place. The one constant in Cocco and Artemio’s lives is the black telephone sitting in their temporary home, connecting them to the people they love and the life they once had. Directed by Sandra Luz López Barroso, Artemio is a portrait of a mother and son navigating life to the best of their abilities in a place neither fully feels at home. Discussion with director Juan Javier Pérez Pérez (Nichimal Son: Musica Que Florece), moderated by Federico Cuatlacuatl (UVA)

This film is part of the Indigeneity in Mexico Film series supported by UVA Arts: supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts


Sunday, October 27


5:15 PM


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Film Info

Director: Sandra Luz López Barroso

Runtime: 48 min.

Year: 2017

Country: México

Language: English, Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Artemio Gómez, Zárate Cocco Zárate, Luis García Colón, Marilyn García Zárate