A Multi-Generational pilgrimage from Aztlan to Mexico Tenochtitlan through a symbolic perspective represented by the transformation of a woman (La China) and her path.
PORTER - LA CHINA
Production Company: Unlimited Films Label: Managers Anónimos - LOV/RECS Producer: Gabriela Alvarado DP: Gerardo Guerra Production Design: Alex Arbesu + Christopher Houweling
The story of La China is composed of different elements that introduce us to the pilgrimage from Aztlan to Mexico Tenochtitlan through a symbolic perspective represented by the transformation of a woman (La China) and her path – a multi-generation evolution that interconnects and complements each other. La China represents the harshness of the road and the importance of seeing into ourselves to find our inner strength. She manages to connect with her spiritual animal “Nahual” to carry on her mission. The different stages throughout our character’s growth represent essential values that translate to our own paths; trust, determination, courage and the alignment of the heart with mind, body and soul. The feather that La China puts in her belly represents the call of Huitzilopochtli and the symbolic pregnancy of will to continue the journey. The fire, water, blood, stone, feather, bone and heart elements represent the great Tenochtitlan. This is also a film that tries to embrace the power within women and the importance that their inner strength has on our culture and society. It’s a music video inspired by ancient Mexican tales and legends with no intention to be a lecture on actual history, but rather an opportunity for self reflection on the harshness of our own paths and a small peek into the world of Porter´s album Moctezuma.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Platinum Award Winner NYC Indie Film Awards
Official Selection 20th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
2017 MTV MIAW Video of the year Nomination
Oficial Selection Austin Music Video Festival
MTV LA Top 100 of 2016
2017 Best Music VIdeo Winner California Women's Film Festival