The Allied King

A film by Jason Outenreath

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This short film was part of the Hecho en Tejas Film Showcase 1


The Allied King


Mexico/USA, Documentary, 2017
7 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Francisco Cruz is The Allied King, a prestigious role in an indigenous Zapoteca dance hailing from Oaxaca, Mexico called The Dance of the Feathers. As an anthropologist, he has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the Mexico many people don’t know about. He is from Zaachila and a descendant of the Ben’Zaa, also known as The Cloud People.

Regional Premiere

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