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Tacos de lengua

How would you feel if the only person that can speak your native language in the whole world decided not to talk to you anymore?

Angel Galmes Sureda

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The aim of this project is to complete the documentary “Tacos de lengua”, a film project with a wide cultural background and an informative and humanitarian character.


The project is focused in two old Mexican men who nowadays are the only speakers of an old endangered indigenous language. The two old men, after a discussion, have fallen out and are no longer talking to each other, and therefore their local variant of the Zoque language could dissapear entirely.

The money would go to the costs of:

Pre-production: stationery, copies of the script, telephone charges, displacements and office supplies.

Production: hiring of tools and machinery (main camera, secondary camera, special complementary lenses, accessories, lighting equipment, crane, generator, sound equipment), car/van rental, fuel, customs, subsistence and travel allowances.

Post-production: editing, post-production room rental, original music composition, design, copies and marketing.

The project will start to be implemented three weeks after securing the funding.

The audiovisual piece is scheduled to be completed between three and four months after the filming period.


The project will be addressed in a testimonial way, with fictional/realistic aspects, intending to plunge into the reality of the main characters.

One of the two stages of the project development involves visiting the two elders in Tabasco and gathering as much information as possible.

The guiding thread of the project is based on:

1.The trajectory and present reality of the two elders. They and their actions will guide us along this stage of the documentary-making, underpinning and triggering the plot.

2.Interviews given to specialist linguists, experts who are knowledgeable in the subject and persons that can provide enlightening information and opinions (including the president of Mexico’s National Institute of Indigenous Languages).

Technically, the recording format will be CineAlta, with an XD CAM FULL HD camera.


We’ll try to maximize the motivation of the two elders to bring their criteria and testimony out, and to encourage them to express their open opinion in front of the camera.

We’ll place on record this unique local Zoque variant, bringing out a videographic material with great historical value and also a testimony of the cultural richness of Tabasco and the difficult time this indigenous culture is going through.

Also, if necessary, we’ll use archive images to provide a broader historical perspective. We’ll work on documenting moments from the pioneering work that, with scientific interests, certain linguists undertook in the past.

Finally, another important aspect is the sound treatment. We will have an original soundtrack exploring the musical millenary elements of the Mesoamerican culture.

The live sound will be captured with all the needed technical deployment, and it will play a crucial role in the public’s understanding of the local linguistics forms.


The proposal involves making a quality documentary and to distribute it to international cinema festivals in order to show what, even before being filmed, is already taking shape as a truly human testimony.

Thanks a lot.


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  • José Cruz García González

    José Cruz García González

    over 11 years

    Titi, se que llegué muy mal de tiempo para cooperar con el proyecto por que estuve a tope en las ultimas semanas pero quiero hacerlo. Porfa dame indicaciones. Pepe

  • vespa 4

    vespa 4

    over 11 years

    esta foto de pasaporte es verdadera o realmente es otro personaje de la pelicula?

    Qué piensas de las personas que creen en los antiguos astronautas?

  • Arròs Brut

    Arròs Brut

    over 11 years

    ¿Camilo José Cela nació en la parroquia de Iria Flavia, perteneciente al término de Padrón, en la provincia de La Coruña, el 11 de mayo de 1916?

  • Angel Galmés Sureda

    Angel Galmés Sureda

    over 11 years

    Cuando interviene la voluntad del se humano las predicciones que se pueden hacer no son precisas ni seguras. Así si yo digo en Psicología que un conflicto no resuelto con sus padres pude hacer que una persona se deprima, son afirmaciones generales que no se pueden medir con exactitud y que son subjetivas, dependen del sujeto y no objetivas.

    Por otra parte e Física o Química las afirmaciones se basan en experimetos que deben ser "reproducibles".

    Si yo hago un experimento que demuestra que el peso atómico del oxigeno es 16,22 cualquiera puede repetir el experimento y obtendrá el mismo resultado.

    Un ejemplo interesante es la "Economia" que si bien maneja números no es una ciencia exacta. Es decir si yo digo que la escasez de sombreros hará subir el precio, probablemente sea así, pero en ultima instancia depende de la volutad de las personas que un precio suba o no y eso no es objetivo, es sujetivo.

    Con respecto al objeto de estudio el de la Física son los cuerpos partículas y ondas y todo lo existe en el universo.

    El objeto de estudio de la Matemática es un poco más sutil. Por ejemplo los números, los puntos del espacio que si bien se pueden aplicar a la Física surgen del razonamiento puro.

    Por ejemplo dos manzanas más dos manzanas son cuatro manzanas pero yo puedo pensar que dos más dos es cuatro sin hacer referencia alguna a las manzanas. Entonces estoy sacando conclusiones del tipo general. Estoy haciendo Matemáticas. Las matemáticas se ocupan de los números y de los objetos como forma de razonar las cosas.

    Espero que te sirva.

  • Arròs Brut

    Arròs Brut

    over 11 years

    En matemáticas, una ecuación es una igualdad entre dos expresiones algebraicas, denominadas miembros, en las que aparecen valores conocidos o datos, y desconocidos o incógnitas, relacionados mediante operaciones matemáticas?

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