This past Thursday evening, January 27th of 2022, inside the Cultural Pavilion and in the mark of the weekly community gathering that is the cine club Cinema Vagabundo, were present Óscar Leggs, the major of the Los Cabos Municipality, as well as Irene Román, director of Culture and Arts on Los Cabos, to celebrate and recognize the work of Aby Vera del Angel, winner of the third place in the 6th Mexican Cinema and Short Film Festival in Orlando for her stop motion short “Avioncito” as well as to premiere her short documentary “Costa Azul” winner of the Short Film Competition in La Paz, Baja California Sur, in an event that was so overwhelmed by the interest of the public, the organizer of Cinema Vagabundo, Alejandro Rosas, was forced to divide the public into two different screenings.
The first short to be projected was “Avioncito” a small and intimate project that shows a vision being pushed through a lack of resources and additional difficulties imposed by the situation around Covid. Aby Vera del Angel, made a point in multiple interviews that night about how much of the credit for this short has to be shared with her collaborators that were present that night, also thanking the support of many of her teachers that directly or indirectly helped in the process of both shorts showed.
The second projection of the night was the short documentary “Costa Azul”, a look at the history of surf in Los Cabos that takes a turn into political activism when the subject becomes how an iconic public space that’s been important in the sport’s history in Los Cabos is being taken away from the people that sees this beach and its community as part of their lives.
To finish the night, Alejandro Rosas took the microphone one more time to present “The secret of Dr. Grinberg” as the regular screening of Cinema Vagabundo, an interesting and well-crafted documentary that presents us a figure of Mexican folklore that has been forgotten for most. For me, the importance of this part of the night was once more being exposed to a piece of cinema that I wasn’t aware of thanks to the small but important venue that is Cinema Vagabundo, every Thursday night Alejandro opens a window to a world that is deeply needed in Los Cabos.