Documentary Film 'Our Lady Of Guadalupe Mother Of Humanity' Coming to Theatres

The miracle of the Virgin's image on a frail cloth continues today in the lives of the faithful.

Guadalupe Mother of Humanity

The long-awaited new documentary feature Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity will be released in U.S. theaters on February 22, in its original version with English subtitles, according to a spokesperson for Goya Producciones. On the same day it will also open in hundreds of theaters in Mexico and the rest of Latin America it will premiere on February 29, and in Spain on March 1.  
Shot on location in Mexico, the United States, Spain, and Germany, the feature film opens with powerful fictionalized recreations of the five apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Guadalupe in 1531, inspired by the original true account of Saint Juan Diego. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Moreno, the film stars the popular actress Karyme Lozano. Playing the Virgin of Guadalupe is Angelica Chong and Mario Alberto Hernandez as Juan Diego. All three are from Mexico. 

Several testimoniesof miracles were filmed in the United States, including that of a Hollywood producer who owes his life to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a movie actress who prays to the Virgin known to Mexicans as "La Morenita", two converts who had led lives of crime and drug trafficking, and  an abortionist who regained her faith and the desire to live thanks to Our Lady. The Archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gómez, a native of Mexico, testifies in the movie to the miracles attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe in the community he serves.

Director Andrés Garrigó shows us the dramatic history of pre-Hispanic Mexico at the time of arrival of the Spaniards and how, after the apparitions, native peoples abandoned human sacrifice en masse and were converted to Christianity.

The film reveals the messages hidden in the tilma, the miraculous cloth on which the image of the Virgin Mary was captured: the human images that appear in her eyes, the meaning of the stars and other drawings on the mantle, and even the music that emerges from its golden proportions.

Mario Alberto Hernández, who plays the native Nahuatl Juan Diego, commented at the end of shooting: "For me Juan Diego is a real-life superhero and his great powers are the patience he had, the humility and the great faith and will to do it." 
"With this movie, we set ourselves a very high goal: to recreate in the hearts of people today the marvelous effect that the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe had 500 years ago. We can now offer many people the joy of experiencing them again,” said director Garrigó. 

Goya Producciones' previous feature film, “A Father's Heart” ("Corazón de Padre"), was a great success in theaters in Europe and America. In the United States, for example, it was shown in 750 theaters and became the sixth most viewed film in the country. "With this Guadalupe film, we hope to surpass these records, and contribute to making Our Lady of Guadalupe better known and loved throughout the world,” concluded Garrigó.

The list of theaters and their schedules will soon be available on the website: ( for the Spanish version).

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