Strasburg Film Festival documentary feature El Remolino, The Swirl tells the story of Esther and her brother Pedro, a farmer defending his identity, live in El Remolino, a small community on the banks of the Usumacinta River, in Mexico. We follow the journey of their internal cycles and of the greater natural cycle they face each year with the coming of the floods.

El Remolino, The Swirl will be shown on Saturday, November the 10th at 6:30 PM at Town of Strasburg City Hall. Tickets can be found on the film’s event page.


Director Biography – Laura Herrero

With studies in film and image in Spain, the US (San Francisco Film Society) and Mexico (AMCI), Laura arrived in Mexico in 2010 to devote her full time to making video and film. She has directed, photographed and edited several film projects, especially documentaries. She is currently a member of La Sandia Digital, a women’s association that uses film as a vehicle to restructure the social tissue and advocate for human rights and women’s rights. She is also part of the collective of filmmakers Emergenciamx that documents the Movement for Peace in Mexico and is combating the war against drugs and violence. Laura’s works have been selected and awarded in film festivals in Mexico and other countries. Laura is currently developing a new feature-length documentary in Mexico called “La Mami”, on women of Mexico City’s nightlife. El Remolino is Laura’s feature-length documentary debut as a director, and she was also in charge of the photography and script.



Director Statement

The Swirl is a tribute to the feminine identities that are configuring our contemporary world.