La Laguna


Director/Producer: Aaron Shock. Editor: Johnny Bassett.


Awards and Festivals

Cinema Eye Honors Award (Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Short Filmmaking), Palm Springs International Shortfest (Panavision Best North American Short), Hot Docs (Jury Honorable Mention), Docs NYC, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.


Set within the rainforests of southern Mexico, La Laguna tells the story of a Mayan boy’s remarkable journey from childhood to adolescence. While Yu’uk and his younger brother José enjoy a childhood of uncommon freedom in the jungle, Yu’uk’s family’s problems begin to mount and leaving his village – and his beloved little brother – may be his family’s only hope.

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