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Yochi (2017)

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Logline

A 9-year old selectively mute Mayan boy guards a nest of Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize's pine savannah. His older brother, in debt, turns to poaching...

Synopsis

Yochi, an 9 year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of yellow headed parrot chicks on sacred land entrusted to him by his grandfather. When Yochi discovers his beloved older brother Itza is poaching in order to pay his debts, Yochi’s loyalties are put to the test. When Itza realizes he has poached Yochi’s nest, he is faced with a dangerous sacrifice.

Details

Short (24mins) Narrative Drama | Belize

Language: English with subtitles
Distributor: FILMCO

Production

Producers: Ilana Lapid | Kristi Drexler | Daniel Velazquez
Writers: Alejandro Horcasitas | Ilana Lapid
Directors: Ilana Lapid

Cast

Maria Garcia |

Kerry Johan Landero |

Evan Martinez |

Dean Santos 

Awards

Winner of Best Short Film at the 2016 Belize International Film Festival |

New Mexico Women In Film Post-Production Award