El buzo / The Diver

A film by Esteban Arrangoiz

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

This short film preceded the screening of the feature Frágil equilibrio (Delicate Balance)


El buzo


Mexico, Observational Documentary, 2016
16 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Julio César Cu Camara leads Mexico City’s sewage system diving team. He repairs water pumps and removes trash from the drainage channels, allowing wastewater to drain outside the city and thus reduce the risk of flooding in a city that has historically struggled with this issue.

Austin Premiere

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