The Niño Fidencio & his Brothers in Light

The Niño Fidencio & his Brothers in Light photo still

 

In the twenties, in the town of Espinazo, Nuevo León, in northern Mexico, José de Jesús Fidencio Síntora Constantino, better known as  ”Niño Fidencio“, earned a reputation as a miraculous healer. Since 1938, the year in which he died, a few chosen people, known as Materias (Matter, in opposition to Spirit) or Cajitas (Little Boxes), began receiving the Niño’s spirit, thus perpetuating his charitable work as a medicine man. Currently, some espíritus de luz (Spirits of Light) are becoming manifest through other Materias or Cajitas, such as Margarita Catalán, Aurorita, the Santo Niño de Atocha and Pancho Villa, who come twice a year to the sacred sites in Espinazo -The Pirulito tree, the muddy waters of El Charquito, the swing and the cementery- and in solemn pilgrimage, climb up the Cuesta del Dolor (Path of Sorrow), all the way to the Niño’s grave, in order to fulfill the healing rituals for their sick ones.

 

View: El Nino Fidencio web clip

 

Festivals, Museums & Gallery Screenings

Cinematography & Mysticism (work  in  progress)
French Academy in Italy Villa Medici
Rome, 2007

International Film Festival (official selection)
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, 2008

Atlante Latinoamericano
Futura Gallery
Prague, 2008
Pinacoteca di Volterra Museum
Volterra,  Italy, 2008
Rituals & Sacred Spaces
Galerie Califia,
Horazd’ovice, Czech Republic, 2012

 

Technical Data

Duration30 minutes
Original languageSpanish
SubtitlesEnglish, French & Italian
FormatVHS & PAL

Credits

Director, DPI & script writer Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo
ProducerUroboros~Basilisco
EditorCarlotta Cerquetti
Assistant to the directorManuel Zárate
Original musicGabriela Méndez
Video post productionThe Jasso Productions/Alejandro Cons
Audio post productionBoonker Studio
Place & date of productionMexico, 2008

Sponsored by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) & Centro de las Artes, Monterrey.

 

Materia del mueble, 2005

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