Drought / Cuates de Australia

The desert cowboys of „Cuates de Australia“ face death every year, avoiding the drought that threatens  the ranch. While the community is forced into an exodus, the Ejido is abandoned and eventually the desert animals take over the place. They wait for the first drops of rain in order to return.



Country of Production

Year of Production

HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

84 min

Everardo González

Cienega Docs SA DE CV in co-production with FOPROCINE

Original Language

English, French

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2011
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias 2012 (Premio Especial del Jurado in Documentary Competition)
Guadalajara IFF 2012 (Award for Best Mexican Documentary)
Thessaloniki IDF 2012
Visions du Réel Nyon 2012
Hot Docs Toronto 2012
DOK.fest Munich 2012
Los Angeles FF 2012 (Documentary Award)
Dokufest Prizren 2012
Era New Horizons FF Wrocław 2012
Lima IFF 2012 (Award for Best Documentary)
Docuweeks New York and Los Angeles 2012
London MexFest 2012
Chicago IFF 2012
Taiwan IDF 2012 (Special Mention)
Valladolid IFF 2012 (Second Prize in the “Time of History ” section)
DOK Leipzig 2012
Cinélatino FF Toulouse 2013 (Prix SIGNIS du documentaire and Prix lycéen du documentaire)
World FF Tartu 2013
Environmental FF Washington 2013
Cork IFF 2013