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A young girl stands next to a black and gold jaguar as they both look in the same direction.

Balam [short film]

  Guillermo Casarin

  Mexico, United States     11 minutes


Deep in the jungle, Itzel, a young girl of Mayan descent, embarks on a camping trip with her father. While stargazing, Itzel’s curiosity compels her to venture off and explore the lush surroundings. During her quest, she stumbles upon a jaguar in captivity, sparking an exhilarating adventure that unveils a profound connection.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 9: Family Friendly Animation – Better Together program and Adventures/Aventuras: Animated Shorts Community Cinema program.

 Mayan, Spanish with subtitles