Magaña (Maya) is the coordinator of the Centro
de Artes en Medios-Turix in his hometown of Ticul, Yucatán.
The center is one of seven Turix media centers founded by the
media organization Yoochel Kaaj: Cine Video Cultura, which Magaña
joined Turix in 2002. Yoochel Kaaj organizes youth media workshops
in Mayan towns and a regional video festival, Geografías
Suaves. His shorts include La Radio Comunitaria and Las
Tortillas de Yagavila. Magaña, a former schooteacher,
composes and plays Yucatec folk music, and is a fluent Mayan speaker.
"My prime concern is the absence of media that goes beyond
commercial television, for expression and communication between
Mayan communities. This has motivated me to take political, ecological,
social questions, as well as the exchange of experiences, as necessary
themes for expression and communication among our own people."
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Image credit: Jaime
Magaña - courtesy of Yoochel Kaaj; Jaime Magaña
- courtesy of Yoochel Kaaj