‘The Stag’s Mirror’ is an allegorical response Rosario Castellano’s historical novel, The Book of Lamentations. Operating at the borderlines of documentary and experimental film this film utilizes various realistic and non-realistic devices and a shifting temporal emphasis between foreground and background movement. The film combines footage of Chiapan life with animation, spoken text, and un-synched sound. This interlacing of material generates associations and implications beyond simple interpretation. Both the visual and aural components of this film interrogate conventional narrative structure and how this is represented in documentary film.