A God's Shadow

Running time: 19’33’’

Chon, a member of the Native Mexican Wirrárika community, tells the story of his cousin Faustino, son of the shaman of an indigenous settlement in the mountains of Nayarit called La Mora. In the 1980s Faustino had proclaimed himself to be god and the community‘s spiritual leader. Together with an armed group he menaced and terrorized neighbouring villages. When Chon witnessed his cousin kill members of their own community, he escaped La Mora and reported the incidents to the police of the larger village nearby, Santa María del Oro.



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