YUCATÁN MULIX, La huella negra de la Ciudad Blanca.

Mexico / 80’ / 4K

In Mérida, also named The White City, its people and great culture are proud for being a racial mix of Hispanics and Mayans, with the additions of Lebaneses and Asians. However, one barely hear about Africans, who in the Colonial times were more numerous than Europeans, leaving behind thousands of descendants. Those Afro descendants are referred to as ¨Mulixes´´ (Mulattos), a Mayan word properly used here because most of these Africans created families with Mayans. This will be a travel in and around Merida, looking for some more Afro descendants restituting their voice, revealing the causes of this unfair oblivion and the traces and marks the Africans left in the Yucatecan culture and society.

Franklin J. Díaz. He studied Dramatic Art at the National School of Arts of Havana and worked in several theater companies in Cuba, the US and Europe, as well as writing cultural programs for the radio station Metropolitana, and several dramatic programs for the National Television of Cuba. His project ‘Yucatan Mulix: The black mark of the White City’ was selected from the southeast of Mexico to participate in the MX Platform of Docs MX.

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