Xquipi’ Guie’dani is the feature debut by director, screenwriter and producer Xavi Sala. After an award-winning and successful career in short films, the filmmaker tells the story of Guie’dani, a young, indigenous Zapotec (Sótera Cruz) and her mother Lidia (Érika López), who move from their Oaxacan village to take up work with an upper-class family in Mexico City. The young lady doesn’t seem to fit into her new routine, and after meeting Claudia (Majo Alfaroh) – a rebellious girl with whom she becomes close friends – she starts creating trouble for herself and her mother at their new home.
Sala creates a strong portrait of Guie’dani, who fights for dignity and equality in a contemporary Mexican society, while she tries to understand her place in the world. The film touches on themes as identity, classism, and race discrimination, and provokes deep reflections about human behavior in our times.