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Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Copper


ABDÓN PUNZO and his crew make beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan.

Directed by Mariano Rentería Garnica, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about the various crafts in the state of Michoacan. From the vision of each artisan. we get to know the process of his or her craft and the tradition behind each piece, as well as the origin of the raw material.

Dirección. Mariano Rentería
Guión. Mariano Rentería
Producción. Jorge Díez
Cinefotografía. Mariano Rentería
Asistencia. Abraham Tame
Sonido. Kevin Pineda Gould
Música. Xela, Moby

El Relicario, 2017

Running time: 4:38

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3 comments on “Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Copper

  1. Daniel Burston
    December 8, 2018

    Agreed. A beautiful video. How different handicrafts (and old fashioned metal-working) are from industrial manufacture! Every peice is unique, every practitioner is unique, and the knowledge and technology are passed down from one generation to another.

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  2. Fred Everett Maus
    December 8, 2018

    What a beautiful video! and a wonderful project making beautiful things out of discarded wire

    Liked by 1 person

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