Basado en el Cuento “La Muerte” de Hermenegildo López Castro
Lengua: Mixteco de la costa, Oaxaca
Long ago, there were three brothers who were extremely worried about what or who was that person or thing that killed people. Why do people die? They did not understand.
One day, a woman told them to follow the road and they would find an old man that could tell them where to find death.
They walked for a long time and finally they saw the old man, who, cleverly, told them: “Very far away, where a very tall tree that writes its own story stands, is where you will find death. It lives there”.
The three boys were happy, they were willing to put an end to that thing, so people would not die.
When they arrived, they were awed to see a leafy tree.
“We will see who it is, right now,” one of them said.
When they entered the trunk, they could only find gold, precious metals and silver coins.
Being sure that nobody or nothing existed there, they decided to divide the treasure into three equal parts.
But first, they decided that the youngest brother would go and find something to eat.
The youngest brother bought three drinks, a clean one and two poisoned. He was disgruntled because he thought that the treasure should be only form him.
However, the oldest one had a plan too.
When the youngest brother came back, both brothers killed him, not aware of his plan and finished the drinks.
The three brothers died.
The old man said well: “Very far away, where a very tall tree that writes its own story stands, is where you will find death.”
Idea Original y Dirección
Hermenegildo López Castro
Traducción y Locución Mixteco
Biovo / Enrique Quiroz
Wetback Audio / Igor Figueroa
Diseño de Audio
Versión en Inglés