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On the southernmost shore of the Mexican state of Oaxaca lies the Punta Cometa peninsula, also known as Cerro Sagrado (Sacred Hill). Here, it is said that ‘The sea is a teacher who shows man how to live, fish and, at a set time, leave the world forever.’ In The World in a Corner, the Mexican director Mariano Rentería Garnica explores the contours and rhythms – in nature and among people – of this striking and mysterious place, both above and below the water. Following a girl who sells food to tourists on the beach and a young fisherman who dives the open waters and leads sea tours, the poetic documentary meditates on the confluence of disparate but connected worlds – poverty and wealth, the natural and the supernatural, civilisation and wilderness, and the realms above and below the sea.
Director: Mariano Rentería Garnica
Producers: Aurora Molina Pineda, Jorge Díez Maza
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