November 7 and Saturday, November 9
The Chiapas Media Project has provided video and computer equipment
and training to indigenous communities in southern Mexico since
1998. Introdcing new works are the Project's founding director
Alexandra Halkin and communications director Carlos Efraín
This is the first of a series of NMAI Video Mexico Indigena
programs focused on new Native media in Mexico.
Thursday, November 7, 6 pm - 8 pm
All videos are in Spanish
and indigenous languages with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 9, 1 pm- 4 pm
Screenings + Roundtable Discussion
- Alexandra Halkin and Carlos Efraín Pérez, Chiapas
- Pamela Yates, producer of Cause for Murder, a PBS documentary
on the murder of human rights lawyers Digna Ochoa and Marigeli
- Juana Ponce de León, editor, Our Word is Our Weapon:
The Selected Writings of Subcomandate Marcos
For more information about the Chiapas Media Project go to www.chiapasmediaproject.org.
We wish to thank for their support Mexico's Comisión
Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indigenas, the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.
Image credits: (starting
at color bar from top to bottom) Still from Song of the
Land; Still from Zapata's Garden