“Paal” tells the story of Memo, a Mayan child, whose biggest dream is to tell the stories of his people. Through his own vision and fantasy, we explore the everyday life and culture of his town, and the exuberant nature of Yucatan’s jungle in the south of Mexico. “Paal” pays homage to a magical world that is not exempt from the influence of the occidental world.

Original Title: Paal
Running Time: 21 minutes
Country: Mexico, Canada, Switzerland
Genre: Documentary
Language: Mayan and Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Year: 2012
Director/Producer/Writer: Christoph Müller & Victor Vargas Cotorra Films
Photographer: Victor Vargas Villafuerte
Editor: Christoph Müller
Music: Tumben Kaay / FCP Children’s Choir MiniDV NTSC