A Docu-drama that tells the story of a mythical encounter between man and turtle in a small Mexican village. Interweaving fiction and reality, the film focuses on the mythical significance of the giant turtle in Mexico.


Un docudrame qui raconte l’histoire d’une rencontre mythique entre un homme et une tortue dans un petit village mexicain. Entrelaçant réalité et fiction, le film se concentre sur la signification mythique de la tortue géante au Mexique.


Title Ak. The World On Her Back
Original language Spanish
Status Completed
Category Features , Docs
Year 2000


Technical specs

Running time film 70 and 52
Release format 35mm


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Last edited on 23 February 2015

Short info

Director Lut Vandekeybus
Writers Lut Vandekeybus
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