EN - This cinematic and hybrid VR project follows two young indigenous sisters in the mystic mountains of Mexico. Together with their shaman grandmother, they explore the cosmogony of their ancestors while preparing for the Day of the Dead: a magical experience which gives meaning to the legacy they must now protect. Floating with Spirits is a poetic experience which aspires to challenge the perception of the viewer, using a combination of 360° documentary footage and technically enhanced, magical layers. It preserves the indigenous knowledge of the Mazatec and reconnects us with nature.


Title Floating with Spirits
Original title Floating with Spirits
Original language Mazatec, Spanish
Status In development
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Cinematic, hybrid VR
Year 2021


Photography Juanita Onzaga

Technical specs

Running time film 20'


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2020: CineMart 2020 (NL)

2019: IFFR PRO x VR Days (NL)

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Last edited on 10 January 2020

Short info

Director Juanita Onzaga
Producers Emmy Oost
Writers Juanita Onzaga

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Emmy Oost
Schuurstraat 39
9040 Ghent


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