El sueño del Mara’akame / Mara’akame’s Dream

A film by Federico Cecchetti

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)


El sueño del Mara’akame


Mexico, Drama/Adventure, 2016
90 min, Color
Huichol (Wixárika), Spanish with English subtitles

Nieri is a young Huichol Indian whose dream is travelling with his band to play a concert in Mexico City. But his father is a Mara’akame (Huichol Shaman) and has different plans for his son. He must find the Blue Deer in his dreams in order to become a Mara’akame and follow in this tradition. Nieri travels to Mexico City where he gets lost but finally finds his vision.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Federico CecchettiBorn in Mexico City, Federico Cecchetti studied film directing at CUEC-UNAM (Mexico), and at the CSC (Rome). He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Writer and director of eight short films he also co-founded the production company Agrupación Caramelo Cinematográfica. EL SUEÑO DEL MARA’AKAME is his first feature film as a director and screenwriter.



Producer: Masha Kostiurina
Production Companies: CUEC-UNAM, IMCINE
Screenwriter: Federico Cecchetti
Cinematographer: Iván Hernández
Editor: Pierre Saint Martin, Raúl Zendejas
Sound Design: Daniel Rojo, Alicia Segovia
Music: Emiliano Motta, Huichol Musical
Cast: Luciano Bautista Maxa Temai, Antonio Parra Haka Temai, Pascual Hernández, Cruz de la Cruz, Paly Omar Ezequiel, Drako Coronel, Patricio Fernández, Mariana Treviño

Print Source: Lariza Melo Preciado – Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE),