Monitos

(1973) | 11 minutes

In the small town of Ocotlan, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, the Garcia-Aguilar family produces Monitos, clay folk art figures, to supplement their income from farming. The film follows the making of the figures while showing the family’s daily life. The children play and work: the older children take care of the younger children, wash clothes with their mother and help their father farm. By the end of the week, the Monitos are ready to sell.

Credits:

A film by Judith and Severo Perez
Distributed by Filmfair Communications 1974 – 1992