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See Puebla’s Sights in 3-D in This New Short Film

PUEBLA 3D Invitation to Premiere
A new short film produced by the city’s tourism office and the European company D4D aims to attract more visitors to Puebla, particularly foreigners who don’t speak Spanish.

“With this video we want everyone outside of Mexico who’s never heard of Puebla or confuses its name … to hear the word [and think] ‘I want to go there,’” municipal tourism director Alejandro Cañedo told the audience at yesterday’s premiere of Puebla 3D. To that end, the 8-minute film offers a slick, purely “visual documentary” of Mexico’s fourth-largest city in three dimensions, no translation or subtitles required.

The story is told, somewhat Cinderella-style, through the eyes of a modern-day China Poblana. She visits at least 25 different sites around town, from the most famous (former convent kitchens where mole poblano and chiles en nogada were invented) to the lesser-known (Colectivo Tomate’s mural project in Barrio Xanenetla). The 3-D adds engaging flourishes, such as angels descending from the dome of the Capilla del Rosario and an elephant’s trunk reaching out of its Africam habitat.

D4D, based in Spain, has produced similar videos for the cities of Barcelona, Paris, and Rome.

Want to see the film? Puebla 3D will be screened publicly on March 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. in a dome next to the Planetarium, Calzada Ejercito de Oriente y Cazadores de Morelia, Zona de los Fuertes, Unidad Civica 5 de Mayo, and again on March 30 and 31, from noon to 10 p.m., in the city’s zócalo, Calle 16 de Septiembre at 3 Oriente, Centro Histórico. Admission is free.

Additional screenings of the film, in Puebla and elsewhere, are in the works, tourism officials say. In the meantime, you can watch the 2-D version of it online.

—Rebecca Smith Hurd

Photo credit: Puebla Tourism Office

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One Response to “See Puebla’s Sights in 3-D in This New Short Film”

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  1. Paulina says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    I just found your blog!! Congratulations on you award you must be very happy!

    I’m from Mexico and I’ve never been to Puebla, but I’m planning to go some time around September. How’s the weather like?

    Thanks, greetings.

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