|San Rafael Films announces with pleasure
the completion of the documentary series
Darkness into Light, three independent and
non-profit films that examine the culture of
Mexico, the Mexican people and their long
For centuries, the strongest force in cultural
life in MesoAmerica/New Spain/Mexico has
been the life of the spirit. Now a
documentary series presents that life as it
has never been shown before. Darkness
into Light is the product of outstanding
research, filming, and editing, extending
over a period of ten years .
Following the Spirit, the final hour-long film,
tells the story of the separation of church
and state in Mexico and brings the spiritual
journey to the current moment. Produced by
Patricia Lacy Collins and Robert S. Cozens
and narrated by Edward James Olmos, the
film was completed in March 2005.
In 2009 Spanish language versions of the
films were completed. The National
Association (NETA) reoffered the films to
Public Broadcast Stations in Spring 2010.
San Rafael Films acknowledges with
gratitude the sponsorship of the Southwest
Alternate Media Project and the University of
St. Thomas, Houston, and the patronage
of the Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron
Foundation for the entire series and many
other contributors and faithful supporters.
Cheers! Worldfest Houston recognized the
power and value of Following the Spirit by
honoring it with a Gold Special Jury Award.
Caption below photo is taken from Darkness
into Light: Guadalupe, Mother of All Mexico.