To die in the deserts

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 90min
To die in the deserts
  • Original Title: A morir a los desiertos

In Mexico's northern semi-desert, a quest unfolds to find the last voices of cardenche, a fading song of love, regret, and survival.

To die in the deserts

 To die in the deserts - Desert, Cardenche, Tradition, Survival

Amidst the vast landscapes of northern Mexico's semi-desert, an expedition is underway. The mission: to trace the remnants of cardenche, a soulful and melancholic song genre that has narrated tales of love, disdain, remorse, and tragedy. Deeply embedded in the histories of cotton farmers and miners, this poignant tradition, now teetering on the edge of oblivion, is a testament to resilience and endurance. As the journey delves deeper, the profound significance of cardenche emerges, revealing a song not just of emotion but of sheer survival.

Marta Ferrer
Marta Ferrer Director

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