Hid­den Ones

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May 16, 2017

A grand­moth­er in an Inqui­si­tion prison. Offi­cials who search and burn every soul not devot­ed to the Church. Can they run with­out their pre­cious abuela? Celen­daria a young girl in 1650 is on the verge of becom­ing a woman in a place that has turned hos­tile to those who fol­low their one true faith. She wit­ness­es her grand­moth­er being arrest­ed by Inqui­si­tion offi­cers for Judaiz­ing. As con­ver­sos, the fam­i­ly expe­ri­ences dread as they keep rit­u­als and tra­di­tions alive. This tale shines a bright light on the hid­den Crespin fam­i­ly in their attempt to sur­vive in 17th cen­tu­ry Mex­i­co when most of the Amer­i­c­as are ruled by Spain. Cast out of many places since 1492 a melan­choly imprints on their psy­che; how­ev­er Celen­daria and her grand­moth­er Clara car­ry the sto­ry. It con­cludes in the 1800s when the Palace of the Inqui­si­tion opens its doors to set peo­ple free. The per­se­cu­tion and fear cre­ates a veil of mem­o­ries that promis­es to affect the per­cep­tion of future gen­er­a­tions. Trau­ma pass­ing to descen­dants has been estab­lished in a per­ilous adven­ture sto­ry from anoth­er era. It is a sto­ry of strength brav­ery and survival.

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