Mexican filmmaker dies distributing rappi

Unfortunately, through social networks, the news was released that the film director Gregorio Rocha Valverde died at the age of 64, a few hours after being in a car accident in Mexico City, while working as a motorcycle delivery man for the Rappi app.

It was through the account @NiUnRedistribudorMenos, he requested help on Twitter to find Rocha’s relatives and inform them that he was in the Milpa Alta Regional Hospital. Hours later, it was revealed that he had passed away.

It has been highlighted that the renowned filmmaker Gregorio Carlos Rocha Valverde studied for a degree in Cinematography at the University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC) of the UNAM.

Mexican filmmaker Gregorio Rocha

This Mexican filmmaker was internationally recognized for his documentary “The Lost Rolls of Pancho Villa”, a film that Francisco Villa filmed in 1914 about his life. The medium-length film describes the search for the missing film “The Life of General Villa”

His documentary won the Audience Award at the 1st Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); two awards for Best Documentary: at the 1st International Festival of Fiction Short Films and Archeology and Heritage Documentaries, among many others.

In 2012, he received support from the Fund for Quality Cinematography (FOPROCINE) of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) for the co-production of his documentary feature film “Muros” which premiered in 2014.

They mourn the death of Gregorio Rocha

For its part, the Ministry of Culture of Mexico City, collaborators and cultural institutions lamented his death and remembered his great work.

The filmmaker’s death generated reactions among the artistic community, who criticized the lack of support from the Ministry of Culture and the budget cuts.

It should be noted that the filmmaker and theater director José Antonio Cordero published two messages on Twitter about the case: The film critic Sergio Huidobro also criticized the lack of support for the cultural union in Mexico and as an example the way in which Gregorio Rocha died.

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