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Coctel Cortometraje (Short Film Eye-Opener)

Juanito y Sandra Ortiz

Irene y Gregory Diamant

Liliana Maya y Concepción Medina


Alberto Avaleyda, Lisa Covert y Lorraine Pinley

Smile you Are in San Miguel

By Karla Ortiz

On July 25 the short film, Felipe Cossío del Pomar, the Fascinating Story of an Illustrious Peruvian in San Miguel de Allende directed by Ezequiel Morones, was shown at the restaurant La Parada Peruvian Flavors. The spectators were assistants, friends, and acquaintances who were interested in the history of San Miguel and in the life of Cossío.

It was an event that brought people together to celebrate the achievements of Felipe Cossío del Pomar in the 1920s, when he opened two outstanding art schools of national and international importance in our city.

Despite the rainy weather, people enthusiastically attended the viewing to learn more about who Felipe Cossío was, how San Miguel had attracted him and, above all, to absorb the story of his experiences. According to Ezequiel, the location was perfect for the viewing because Juanito, the grandfather of the owner of La Parada, was a friend of Felipe Cossío. He had met him in Perú before he arrived in Mexico. Juanito later followed Cossío to San Miguel de Allende.

One of the guests, Lisa Pinley Covert, presented her book, San Miguel de Allende; Mexicans, Foreigners and the Making of a World Heritage Site, on July 27. Lisa is a historian who has dedicated her career to studying the history and the secrets from days past that are hidden in San Miguel.

La Parada offered the attendants various typical Peruvian appetizers, among them fish ceviche, quinoa ceviche, potato canapés, and other delicacies. And to accompany the snack, they served drinks of grape liquor that charmed the crowd.

This short film will arouse sanmiguelenses’ interest in Felipe Cossío and show them why this person is so important in our city. The film shows what he contributed and how unfortunate it is that the community has forgotten his name.

Ezequiel Morones hopes that the film will have an influence on this town and that it will raise awareness of the importance of honoring the accomplishments of Felipe Cossío del Pomar in some way, perhaps by naming a street in the historic center after him. He hopes that people who enjoyed watching this short film will spread the word to everyone.

It is worth mentioning that the short film has already has more than 7,000 viewings on the Internet. If this arouses your curiosity, the link where you can find it is:


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