Velo Negro

Arjanne Laan Long documentary - 1995 - 75 min.

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Documentary about three people who left their Mexican mountain village to seek success in the United States. Franco is having a good time in New York. However his wife Micaela connot take root and dreams of returning to her homeland. Antonio also realises that his dream is not the promised land, but at home with his family, Velo Negro shows that the desire to leave is just as strong as the dream of having a home. The eldery remain behind. As their mountain village gets increasingly quiet, people are born to leave and return to die. Here the choice has become impossible. Neither staying nor leaving can bring happiness.


Director(s) Arjanne Laan
Script Arjanne Laan
Producer(s) Kaie Klaassen
Production Company
Director of Photography
Bernd Wouthuysen
Anthony Dod Mantle
Sound on Set
Ben Zijlstra
Jesús Sánchez