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Zirión, Antonio

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Antonio Zirión

He studied ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH, in Spanish), Mexico City, and received a master’s degree in visual anthropology from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (GCVA) at the University of Manchester, England; and a master’s degree and a Ph.D in anthropological sciences from the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico City. His work has been shown at more than 40 film screenings and festivals around the world and has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). He received a Special Mention at the 3rd FICM for his short documentary Últimas memorias vivas (2004). He competed in the same edition of FICM with his feature length documentary, Voces de la guerrero (2004), co-directed with Adrián Arce and Diego Rivera Kohn. It won the SIGNIS Award for Best Documentary, a Special Mention and the Sergei Eisenstein Award at the 3rd Independent Hispanic American Film and Video Festival, “All Voices Against the Silence,” Mexico, and the José Rovirosa Award of the UNAM Film Archives 2004. He participated in the 11th FICM with his short documentary, Fuera de foco (2013), also co-directed with Adrián Arce, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 5th Recife Ethnographic Film Festival (FFER, in Portuguese), Brazil.