The Third Root
Presented with: Chicago Latino Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Reed Rickert, Camilo Nu
COUNTRY: Mexico | 68 min.
Q & A with: Director Reed Rickert, musician Camilo Nu
SCREENING WITH: Contigo
Mexican guitarist Camilo Nu goes adventuring in search of his musical roots, crossing the Atlantic to find the Andalusian, Arab, and African antecedents of son jarocho, the traditional folk style of his native Veracruz. Traveling across Spain and Morocco, Nu digs into flamenco, bonds with a Sufi singing star, and jams with Berber and Gnawa masters on a journey into the heart of his country’s cultural identity, and his own.