La Milpa
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LA MILPA

Written & Directed by Patricia Riggen
Produced by Patricia Riggen, Miguel Urbino & Alvaro Donado

Short Film • Drama • Mex • 2002
US Distribution: HBO

Student Academy Award - Best Narrative Short
Student Emmy Winner - Best Drama Short
Ariel (Mexican Academy Award) Short Film
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This cornfield is the only one left of their land. That’s why the campesinos have decided to take the Virgin from the church to their field, hoping Her presence will bring the miracle of rain. Angela reminisces over her youth during the Mexican Revolution, a time when myths, sensuality, war and pain were everyday occurrences.

La Milpa was theatrically released in Mexico and secured TV distribution in several countries including the US where it was broadcast by HBO.

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