Pérez Guitierrez (Mixe) is from Santa María
Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, where she works for Radio Jënopj,
as a founding producer and program host. She has participated
in video workshops given by Ojo de Agua Comunicación in
Oaxaca in 2005 and 2006. Her first video, Centro Cultural El
Pachote, screened at the 2006 Festival Internacional de Cine
y Video de los Pueblos Indígenas in the city of Oaxaca
in Mexico. Pérez received a degree in Communication Sciences
at the Universidad de Oaxaca.
"I utilize the mediums of radio, television, and video to
spread the worldview of my people, the cultural heritage of the
First Peoples, so that others will come to know and recognize
that the indigenous communities, with their traditions and lifeways,
are and will continue to be the key to reconstruct this chaotic
world that, the more it progresses, leads us to the abyss. We
look, then, with new eyes to our origin, that gives us the key
to a sustainable future, where man and nature live in harmony.
To this we should aspire, not a few of us, not the majority, but
all the human beings of the world."
Screened by NMAI
Zenaida Pérez Guitierrez - courtesy of Ojo de Agua Comunicación;
Zenaida Pérez Guitierrez - courtesy of Ojo de Agua Comunicación