The Manhatitlan Chronicles(1999, 7 min. color, 16 mm.)
An animated flight of fancy that transposes elements of Mexican culture onto the cityscape of Manhattan. A humorous view on how Mexican and American cultures playfully intertwine. The Manhatitlan Chroniclescelebrates the great ethnic diversity of New York, paying homage to the people who constitute its ever changing population. The film consist of 5 humorous segments that underscore ethnic tradition in this era of multiculturalism and globalization.
Awards: Best Experimental, Cinefestival 2000, San Antonio, TX; President Award, Ajijic Film Festval, Mexico. Screened at more than 50 film festivals worldwide and cultural institutions (Guggenheim Museum, New York City and the Reina Sofia Museum, in Madrid, among others).
Felipe Galindo's new digital animation, narrates an imaginary migration of a group of Mexican people to the US, inspired by Aztec mythology and American history. This animation explores the concepts of homeland, migration and globalization. Music courtesy of Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon). The Manhatitlan Codex is also a traveling exhibition that features works on paper and animation.