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The Last Maya

Yulene Olaizola & Rubén Imaz, Mexico


The story of the Last Maya man in southern Yucatan lives surrounded by the ruins of the human civilization.  In this solitary environment, he finds comfort and affection getting along with a manatee.


Born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1983. Her diploma film, Shakespeare and Victor Hugo’s Intimacies, received more than 30 awards, including San Sebastian, BAFICI, IDFA & La Habana, it was also awarded with the Ariel for Best Mexican first film. Artificial Paradises was then supported by the Tribeca Film Institute and the Hubert Bals Fund, it was premiered at Rotterdam IFFR in 2010. Fogo, her third film, was presented at the Director’s

Fortnight in Cannes in 2012 and in 2020, Tragic Jungle was premiered at Venice Film Festival.

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