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24 May 2019

This Land is Your Land

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “King of the Open Field” - 2 mins 34s

This cryptic short film from director James Partridge offers an intriguing look at the world of the Mexican charro - a traditional horseman similar to a cowboy. The film serves as a visual poem, offering flashes of insight into a hard-lived life spent preserving centuries-old ways of being in spite of the relentless march of time.

Contrasting the peace of the vast landscape with the raw energy of wild bulls and galloping horses, the film effectively explores the delicate balance between man and nature - of maintaining the past of moving forward into an uncertain future. We recommend a second watch to absorb all the small details.

Director: James Partridge
Producer: Mariana Piña Marin / James Partridge
Production M'ger: Julio Bobadilla
Cinematographer: Gerardo Guerra
Editor: James Stubbs @ Final Cut
Offline Producer: Nikki Porter
Colourist: Thomas Mangham @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Fred Pearson
Voiceover: Pablo Barba Rodríguez
Location: Mexico

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