17 min | Documentary, Short
On September 7, 2017, Mexico suffered an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 degrees. The most affected communities were in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, coinciding with being the most economically and educationally marginalized states. The media and the government turned their gaze for a couple of days to the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where hundreds of thousands of homeless people, places of work, churches and educational centers are homeless. "Xhu" allows villagers and victims to tell their experience and narrate the social and governmental response they have received after the earthquake. The documentary covers different blocks in which the perspectives of the settlers and the constant conflicts they face to survive are known. The first block is focused on knowing how the events of the night of September 7 took place in the voice of each 8 characters that develop according to their work, educational, family and religious context. The second block develops in a more specific way the labor, religious, educational and social fields of the characters presented in block 1. It can be seen cases of residents of Salina Cruz facing members of the municipal police because their workplace has collapsed and They seek to work on the streets in order to support their families. On the other hand, it is also observed religious congregations, that despite the few economic resources they have, they proceed to collect and address the indigenous communities to deliver food and groceries, because they consider that the government does not do enough. The last block reveals the effects that these communities have had not been resolved, because despite the disaster generated by the earthquake, the marginalization that these areas present is a priori to any natural event and result of little governmental interest directed to this sector. the population.