El Juego de la Vida y la Muerte - The Game of Life and Death

ROBERTO ROCHIN

Director, producer, screenwriter.

Roberto studied architecture at UNAM and UAG universities in Mexico, and film and photography at USC, University of Southern California, earning a Liberal Arts Degree with a Master in Film at Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles.


Current projects:
Untitled Mexican Revolution Project; an interactive video game version of the Mesoamerican ball game for PC, iPhone, and iPad; 'Poktapok', motion picture, in development, based on the Pre-Hispanic game and legend of Popol Vuh; 'Janis Joplin's Lover', film adaptation of the Elmer Mendoza novel of the same title.


Filmography:
PURGATORIO - (Mexico, 2009) Producer, director, screenwriter. Adapted from various shor stories by Juan Rulfo.
PASO DEL NORTE (Northern Passage. Mexico, 2002) Producer, director, writer
PEDAZO DE NOCHE (A Piece Of The Night. Mexico, 1995) Prod., director, writer.
SIN SOSTEN (Sans Support, Mexico, 1998) Co-producer.
HASTA LOS HUESOS (To The Bone, Mexico, 2001) Co-producer
INVASION AL PLANETA MERCURIO (Invasion of Planet Mercury, Mexico, 2003) Co-producer
STEPHANE MALLARME: EL SUEÑO PURO DE UNA MEDIA NOCHE (Stephane Mallarme: A Whole Midnight Dream, Mexico) Nominated for the Students Oscar competition.


Documentaries:
MISTERY OF THE MAYAS (Mexico, 1995) IMAX – Director ULAMA: THE GAME OF LIFE AND DEATH (1987) Director, Writer, Producer


 

FELIPE SOLIS

 

Former Director, National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico City.

 

Felipe Solís was born December 18, 1944, in Mexico City. An investigator with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH-Conaculta) since 1972, as field archeologist he made important progress in unraveling the history of ancient cultures buried in the more dense urban center in the world, his hometown of Mexico City, with the rescue of the Chapultepec Aqueduct in 1975 and the rescue of the Coyolxauhqui monolith at the Main Aztec Temple in 1978. His trained eye and passionate knowledge of Mexica cultural iconography made him the first to recognize the Moon Goddess.

 

Apart from being head of the National Museum of Anthropology, he was also its Mexica Collection curator and, from 1990 to 2000, its Deputy Manager of Archeology.

 

He has taken part in all main national and foreign exhibitions since 1975, integrating archeological objects from collections at the National Museum of Anthropology, be it as coordinator, co-curator, catalog coordinator, and/or catalog article contributor.

 

Among his better-known exhibits are 'Mexico, Thirty Years Splendor', 'Olmeca Art in Ancient Mesoamerica'.

 

With archeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma he organized 'The Aztecs', a successful exhibit that toured the cities of London, Berlin, and Bonn, and was curator of 'The Aztec Empire', presented in 2004 and 2005 at the Guggenheim Museum in the U.S. and at the Bilbao Museum in Spain. More recently he has presented 'Teotihuacan: City of Gods' at the Lewis Bldg., in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, and starting in May 2009, at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, for a latter projected tour across Europe.

 

 

ROBERTO VELASCO

 

UNAM Historian with a specialization in Pre Hispanic Mexico

 

Assistant Director at the National Museum of Anthropology from 2001 to 2007, where he was curator in projects like 'The Aztecs' that later toured the cities of London, Berlin, and Bonn, and in 'Aztec Treasures' presented in Rome, and 'Aztec Empire', shown in New York and Bilbao. In the publishing domain, he was part of the academic coordination for two commemorative volumes of the National Museum of Anthropology in 2004, as well as iconography researcher for pieces and illustrations mentioned in these publications.

 

He was in charge of research for the book 'Prayers In Stone: Mesoamerican Temples and Palaces' (2006).

 

He is co-author of the volumes 'Aztec Empire' (2004), 'Aztec Calendar And Other Sun Movements' (2004), 'The Great Pyramid of Cholula' (2006), and 'The National Palace in Mexico' (2007)

 

He has written numerous chapters of books and exhibition catalogs, as well as informative blurbs regarding archeological objects for numerous magazines and other publications. 

 

From 2007 to 2010, he was in charge of the Department of Archeological Collection Transport at the National Museum of Anthropology, where he unified segments of the Plumed Serpent of Coyoacan and worked in creating loan collections for more than fifty (50) national and international exhibits.