El Andalón (The Healer)

El Andalón (The Healer)

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El Andalón (The Healer)
 

Don Sergio Castro has served the poor in Chiapas, Mexico for almost 50 years.

El Andalón follows the steps of this maverick humanitarian who treats patients seven days a week for free, while building schools and water projects in indigenous communities.

Donations by tourists at his own ethnographic museum, which houses an important collection of Mayan clothing, have funded his humanitarian work.

But times are more trying than ever, and Don Sergio operates on the edge of an economic precipice. Can he continue his good works?

In Spanish with English subtitles.

* A PORTION OF EACH DVD SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE HUMANITARIAN WORK OF DON SERGIO CASTRO.

SINÓPSIS: Sergio Castro es un héroe desconocido que ha dedicado su vida a apoyar a los pobres de Chiapas.

El Andalón sigue los pasos de este políglota mexicano que cura gratis a pacientes quemados siete días a la semana.

Durante casi 50 años, Don Sergio ha trabajado en comunidades indígenas y barrios pobres de San Cristóbal construyendo escuelas y desarrollando proyectos agrícolas y de agua potable.

Donaciones de turistas extranjeros a su museo etnográfico, el cual alberga una importante colección de indumentaria chiapaneca-maya, han ayudado a sostener su labor humanitaria.

Pero éstos son tiempos difíciles, y Don Sergio vive y trabaja al borde de un precipicio económico. ¿Podrá continuar su labor?

En español con subtítulos en inglés.

* POR CADA DVD VENDIDO SE DONARÁ UNA PARTE AL TRABAJO HUMANITARIO DE DON SERGIO CASTRO.



Reviews:
"Director Consuelo Alba created one of the festival's gems in this short movie about Don Sergio Castro." (Denton Record-Chronicle, Thin Line Film Festival)

"One of the most inspiring stories in the 14 years of LALIFF...A true-to-heart documentary." (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival)

Awards:
Honorable Mention Best Documentary Award -Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) 2010
"Making A Difference" Special Jury Award -Thin Line Film Festival, Texas, 2011
"Most Inspirational Film" Screeners' Award -Heart of Gold Film Festival, Australia 2011
Best Short Documentary -Arizona International Film Festival, 2011
Audience Award, Best Documentary Short -Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2011
Special Recognition: Featured Film & Artist -Watsonville Film Festival, 2012

Film Festivals:
El Andalón/The Healer has screened in more than 20 film festivals worldwide since it's premiere.

Title #334126
Format: DVD-R