El viaje del cometa
The Journey of the Comet

Ivonne Fuentes Mendoza

Mexico, Documentary, 2008
86 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English Subtitles


A couple of retired teachers transform an out-of-use school bus into a mobile home. With the help of a few telescopes, their retiree salary and a dream, they begin their cross-country journey to the most isolated places of Mexico in order to teach astronomy to public schools students.


US Premiere



Ivonne Fuentes Mendoza was born in Mexico City and studied at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos where she produced the documentary short La Virgen Lupita, which won the Mikeldi prize at the Cinema Festival of Bilbao. She has been nominated for the Ariel prize for best decorator and art director for several films. With the support of the Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad and a grant from FONCA, she shot her first feature film documentary, El viaje del cometa.


Producer: Iván Avila Dueñas
Production Companies: Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, 13 Lunas, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Panasonic de México, MCO Studios
Screenwriter: Ivonne Fuentes Mendoza
Cinematographer: Alejandro Cantú
Editor: Elena Pardo
Sound Design: Pedro Jiménez
Music: Sánchez y Ledezma
Cast: Enoc Fuentes López, María Luisa Aguilar Aranda, Víctor Enoch García Fuentes

el viaje del cometa


Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Sun. April 25  9:00PM