Sergi Pedro Ros
Past event


Spanish-Mexican director Sergi Pedro Ros’ documentary Laberinto Yo’eme (Yo’eme’s Labyrinth) spotlights the difficulties facing the Yaquis of northwestern Sonora, Mexico, in defense of their lives and ancestral land. 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 answers and find strength for their resistance in the depths of their cultural identity.

The program includes a post-screening talk with Sergi Pedro Ros, filmmaker; Clara López Menéndez, curator.

Curated by Clara López Menéndez.

The Jack H. Skirball Series is organized by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas.

This program is made possible with partial support from the Dean’s Office of the California Institute of the Arts School of the Arts. 


Sergi Pedro Ros

Sergi Pedro Ros is a film director and producer originally from the Pais Valenciá. When he was 22 years old he migrated to Mexico where he’s been based for 10 years. He considers himself a Mexican filmmaker, since it’s there where he has developed his whole film career. Ros understands cinema as a tool for political, social, and personal transformation. His interest in filmmaking comes from the medium’s ability to combine an in-depth approach to radical subject matters while encompassing the complexities and conflicts these stories exist in. 

He earned a Master in Documentary Filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC, now ENAC) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). His first feature Laberinto Yo’eme was supported by the FOPROCINE-IMCINE film fund, won the Best Latinamerican Project in Development Phase at the Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Havana, Cuba, and won two Honorable Mentions at the Guanajuato International Film Fest.