Organillero

(film: 15 mins, Mexico City, 2014)

Synopsis

Artist Carla Novi interviews Bernardo Trejo, a busker performing the dying art of organillos. The footage is entwined with the artist’s voice who, touched by the old instrument’s music, creates a nostalgic narrative about the transformation that Mexico City has suffered over the past years: from being a city full of music, colourful markets and vibrant streets, to a city overpowered by violence, crime and corruption.

 

Stills

close up organillero close up organillo

close up of painting in organillo organillero playing in square