We have been considering the ways in which our own journey over the last three years has come to shape the actual story itself. During the project, we have steered clear of any those rigid or exacting guidelines often overemphasized in filmmaking – let alone, life itself - preferring to let the journey be guided by a river-like flow of encounters: one aspect of the culture revealing another, each element augmenting the other like a vast expanse of fabric which tightens intricately over Veracruz, so that our understanding and appreciation of it was continually developing. We also suspect that, such is the unique, evolving complexity of Son Jarocho, such a process could indeed go on forever.
Our preference for this way of doing things has been not only based upon our aims as filmmakers; it also reflects our passion for music and creative cultures. That is to say, this process of film-making for us has been a lived-process. Initially, we were drawn to this musical culture not as a filmmakers but people who see music as the language of the universe. Indeed, this still is the case. Son Jarocho only reminds us so.