El reino de la Sirena / The Mermaid Kingdom

A film by Luis Rincón

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

This feature was preceded by the short film Nan Isht Aiokpachi (The Gift)


El reino de la Sirena


Mexico/Nicaragua, Documentary, 2016
75 min, Color
Spanish, Misquito with English subtitles

Divers are getting sick in a fishing community of Nicaragua. They descend into the sea looking for lobsters and return to the surface with their bodies paralyzed. Without an explanation for a disease never before seen in the community, the old men speak out to indicate that divers have angered the mermaid.

US Premiere


Luis Rincón Luis Rincón studied Communication at the Iberoamerican University. He received support from FONCA for his project MÉXICO BÁRBARO 2010. His feature documentary EL ÁRBOL OLVIDADO was nominated for an Ariel award and won Best Mexican Feature Documentary at DocsMx.



Producer: Cristina Velasco, Rigoberto Perezcano, Bruno Cárcamo
Production Companies: Paloma Negra Films
Screenwriter: Luis Rincón
Cinematographer: Juan Pablo Ramírez Ibañez
Editor: Lucrecia Gutiérrez Maupomé
Sound Design: Bernat Fortiana

Print Source: Gloria Mascorro – Mexican Film Institute IMCINE,