THE OTHER CONQUEST
Through a startling visual and aural tapestry of fact. fiction and
spirituality, THE OTHER CONQUEST tells the story of Emperor
Moctezuma's illegitimate son, the Aztec scribe Topiltzin, who is
trying to adapt to a new, hostile world after the 1521 Spanish
Conquest of Mexico.
When the Spaniards discover a clandestine human sacrifice,
Topiltzin is captured and presented to Conqueror Hernando
Cortes and Emperor Moctezuma's daughter, the remarkable
Tecuichpo, who convinces Cortes to spare her half-brother's life.
In a public ritual, Topiltzin is "converted" to the new faith and
then confined in the Monastery of Our Lady of Light. Is the
Indian's conversion real? Who is in fact converting whom? Or is
Topiltzin trying to retain his own beliefs under the guise of the
new creed? Will he be able to survive with his sanity intact?
Fi I mog ra phy:
THE OTHER C ONQUEST isS alvador Carrasco's feature film debut.
Carrasco a Domingo Films USA, Inc.,