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Buscando Paraíso is a film essay that explores the paradox of paradise; the contradiction between desire and reality through the eyes of six characters from places called Paradise in Mexico, none of which live up to their nomenclature. The Head Vet at a private zoo in Querétaro, a restaurant owner in Colima, a school teacher from San Luis Potosí, an oil refinery worker in Tabasco, a landowner on the border of Veracruz and Oaxaca, and a Mayan grandmother in Yucatan. The narrative weaves together these inhabitants of Paradises, connecting their personal reflections with the stories of the lands that surround them to portray a planet in flames thanks to mankind’s legacy and our continuous search for utopia. In the same way that man has sought to manifest paradise on earth, the film searches for hope among the remains. The documentary is a testament to the climate crisis, social injustice, community, survival and the power of the human imagination.