Song of the Earth
(2002, 17 min.) MEXICO
Director: Jorge (Tzotzil)
Produced by: Chiapas Media Project-Promedios
In Tzotzil with English subtitles.
In Chiapas, Tzotztil elders talk about the significance of traditional
music and the role of musicians in the community, seen in the
festival of San Andrés, the year's most important celebration.
They describe the challenge of passing on traditions to the young
in the face of the region's conflict and the allure of pop culture.
Stills from Song of the Earth.