This Thursday, November 17, the Mexican filmmaker and producer Guillermo del Toro received an Honoris Causa doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in order to recognize his contributions to culture and art, as well as the support he has extended to the Mexican youth so that they fight for their dreams.
In this regard, the famous director of “The Shape of Water” pointed out the value that this academic distinction has for him, as well as the values that UNAM represents for Mexico; Through various programs such as scholarships and the talks that he constantly conducts with various groups of young people, he seeks to inspire them so that they can achieve their goals.
“It is a very nice feeling, to receive recognition; UNAM has always been an essential part of the soul of Mexican culture and that link can be reinforced as many times as possible through producing, granting scholarships, speaking, I receive it with great pleasure” he declared.
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In this regard, the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth” also spoke about cultural and spiritual poverty, which is more important than monetary poverty; In short, he pointed out that it is important for us Mexicans to remember that we are at a crucial moment for culture and science.
“It is my first goya in life; I had never worn a cap or hat, and the truth is that my fear was that they would not fit me but they fit me well. It is a very nice feeling, receiving recognition from the University,” he said del Toro.
In Mexico and Latin America, one of the most prestigious and recognized filmmakers is undoubtedly the one born in Guadalajara. Jalisco, Guillermo del Toro. Son of Federico del Toro and Guadalupe Gómez, Guillermo was born on October 9, 1964 and from an early age began to experience the powers of the camera when he was only eight years old, making small short films.
Due to his outstanding eye for appreciating cinema, Guillermo del Toro knew from a young age that he wanted to dedicate himself to this guild, which is why in 1983 he graduated from the Center for Cinematographic Research and Studies in Guadalajara.
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