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Passage of the Spiral

A documentary
Directed by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

Passage of the Spiral (Pasadizo en Espiral) follows students and artists separated by real and imagined borders, but united by the need to tell stories. From Santo Domingo Yanhuiltán to California to the liminal space of the theater, we experience transnational migration and creative collaboration through the lens of young people based in the Mixteca Region of México and Los Angeles, California. These journeys emerge from a concentric point of a spiral – Yanhuitlán and its ghosts – addressing the complexities of representation, of who is telling whose story and why.

The film draws upon the multi-year creation of the theatrical play El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos (The Road Where We Weep) led by celebrated Mexican theater company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol.

Creative Team

Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Designer
Travis Preston, Executive Producer
Rachel Scandling, Producer
Marissa Chibás, Producer
George Lugg, Co-Producer
Rui Xu, Co-Producer
Ilana Coleman, Cinematographer
Chantal Peñalosa, Cinematographer
Luisa Pardo, Cinematographer
Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Cinematographer
Darío Morales-Collazo, Sound Designer
Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Dramaturgical/Historical Advising
Luisa Pardo, Dramaturgical/Historical Advising
Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez, Dramaturgical/Historical Advising

Carlos Mario Boscio González, Assistant Editor
Darío Morales-Collazo, Sound Mixing
Oswaldo Colón Ortiz, Color Correction
Luis Gutierrez Arias, Boom Operator
Darío Morales-Collazo, Boom Operator
Chantal Peñalosa Fong, Boom Operator
Karla Amelco Viloria, Boom Operator
Zaina Bseiso, Production Assistant
Eryka Dellenbach, Production Assistant
Xiaoyue Zhang, Production Assistant
Alejandro Torres Viera, Graphic Designer
Nicolas Savignano, Trailer Editor

Vico Arelyn Birruete Alvarez, Luis Angel Osorio Castro, Bruno Montiel Cervantes, Aranza Jiménez Cruz, David Eduardo Jiménez Cruz, Tanek Salazar Díaz, Perry Goeders, Sebastián Reyes Gómez, Abel Cruz Hernández, Arzu Del Mar Hernández, Adrián Cruz Jiménez, Julio Ángel Miguel Ramírez, Nataly Jaqueline Cruz Jiménez, Giovanni Rodríguez, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Luisa Pardo, Bismark Quintanilla Jr, César Rodríguez, Ashley Sanchez, Gloria Iabias Suárez, Alma Aragón Toledo, Gabriela Toledo, Tony Torrico, Alexa Zurel Trujillo Villegas, Denise Amelco Viloria