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Retratos de una Bùsqueda (Portraits of a Search)

MEXICO 2014, 67′
Screenplay: Alicia Calderón, José Miguel Tomasena
Cinematography: Dalia Huerta Cano
Editing: Juan Manuel Figueroa, Sofía Gómez Córdova
Sound: Mario Martínez Cobos
Production: Karla Uribe


In the Mexican narco-war, thousands of mothers search for their missing sons and daughters. In Portraits of a Search, the stories of Natividad, Guadalupe and Margarita intertwine to convey the different forms of confronting the search and uncertainty: one turns to the FBI, another obtains the Nation´s president´s personal promise, and the other tries to return to her routines so as to save her grandson. A portrait of Mexico today.

Foto Directora Retratos de una BúsquedaALICIA CALDERON
Portraits of a Search (2014) is Alicia Calderon’s first documentary. Alicia has worked for many years as a print, radio and TV journalist, as well as collaborating with many publishing companies in Mexico and abroad. After a degree in Communications, she completed a PhD in Communications, Social Change and Development at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. She is part of the Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism. She is currently working on her second documentary.