Yo'eme Labyrinth

Director: Sergi Pedro Ros

Mexico, 2019



Millenary and warrior, the Yaqui Tribe, clings to existence. Laberinto Yo’eme is a documentary film about the difficulties that the Yaquis of Sonora face and their ancestral defense of the land and life in Mexico. Today they face a decisive battle. Since 2010, the government of Sonora, through the Independencia Aqueduct, has illegally diverted millions of cubic meters of water from the Yaqui River, causing a serious drought for the tribe and endangering their lives. At the same time, its territory has been flooded with drugs and violence. Yaquis seek an answer in the depths of their cultural identity.

Director's bio

Sergio Pedro Ross, producer, and director is a young documentary maker from the Valencian Country who lives in Mexico City. He studied for a Master’s Degree in Documentary Film at the National School of Cinematographic Arts (ENAC) of the UNAM. As a master’s project, he produced Laberinto Yo’eme, his Opera Prima with he obtained FOPROCINE-IMCINE, and he received important awards such as the Jury Prize for Best Mexican Feature Film at the DocsMX Festival, Best National Feature Film at the Documenta Festival, Best Feature Film IN LAK’ ECH Mérida and Yucatán International Festival, Eugenio Polgovky Award for Best Mexican Documentary at the Cinema Planeta Festival, Best Film at the OKO International Ethnographic Film Festival, Best Editing Feature Doc Film and Best Feature Doc Film at the International Environmental Film Festival Filmambiente, several nominations and the Pepe Benítez Muro Special Mention at the Crystal Screen Awards. He is currently preparing his next feature film.


Camera: César Gutiérrez Miranda

Editor: Andrés García Franco

Sound: Gabriel Villegas

Music: Jerónimo González

Producer: Sergi Pedro Ros, Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Pablo Aldrete, Jaime Romandía, Juan García Calvo