El Compromiso de Las Sombras

Lizbeth, a transsexual woman in charge of the funerary rituals in the small town of San Nicolas, has a gift that allows her to accompany the souls of the deceased with songs, prayers and music, in their journey towards the unknown. She embraces this skill with care, and it has made her a loved and respected figure in her community, where her intimate life is spent in solitude and silence.

Sandra Luz López Barroso Sandra Luz López Barroso
DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER

Sandra Luz López is an anthropologist and filmmaker, she has worked over ten years in various artistic projects on the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico. She is now working on the... more»

Maricarmen Merino Mora Maricarmen Merino Mora
PRODUCER

Maricarmen Merino is a filmmaker from Costa Rica, studying in Mexico City at Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, where she's directed several short films and is now finishing... more»

Additional Credits

Adriana Atalia Pascual Pérez (Press and Social Networks)

Together with Lizbeth we’ll discover that death is just a pretext to sing about life.

Genre: Documentary