BACALAR ( Film by Patricia Arriaga Jordán)

I thought I would just write a quick post about a new film from the Méxican media production company, Nao.

The film is Bacalar.  And before you ask, ‘What has this to do with ‘Mapmaker’s?’, the answer is “Nothing whatsoever”, except, that the film is set within the State of Quintana Roo; which is located in Southeastern México, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula (the locale for the story of The Mapmaker’s Opera) and the film’s plot involves two young people’s attempts in saving of one of the world’s most endangered animal species!

Those of you who have had the joy of reading The Mapmaker’s Opera by Béa Gonzalez, will understand the analogous reference.  Coincidentally, the Quintana Roo area also contains the important Mayan ruins of Chacchoben, Coba, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret.

Bacalar is a wonderful film for children.  The storyline is: Santiago and Mariana play at being detectives on the Bacalar lagoon in Quintana Roo, Mexico.  One day, by accident, the kids discover a gang of animal traffickers, and the game becomes real.  Now, the gang will stop at nothing to catch the kids, and the kids must fight to stay alive, to convince their parents that they are in danger, and to save two Mexican Wolf cubs, one of the most endangered species in the world.

Take a few minutes to watch the trailer at the top of this post.  Enjoy.



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