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Chiapas Media Project

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

Aronstam Library [MZ 240]
Chipas flyer. Woman pointing a camera.


Chiapas Media Project

The Chiapas Media Project documents indigenous rights.

Started in 1998, the ground-breaking, award-winning, bi-national indigenous media organization Chiapas Media Project/Promedios will tour the U.S. in celebration of its 20th anniversary. There will be screenings of documentary films focused on indigenous and human rights, produced in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Chihuahua, as well as screenings of old and new Zapatista films. Accompanying the tour will be CMP/Promedios co-founders Alexandra Halkin and Francisco Vazquez. 

The Chiapas Media Project is remarkable! This project is a rare and powerful example of how indigenous people are using the weapons of technology and trans-nationalism to make their voices heard and advance their struggles. Not only are their videos wonderful teaching resources, but their presentations inspire students and faculty alike to rethink old ideas about indigenous cultures, and forge new ties of solidarity."

Maria Elena Garcia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College.

"CMP videos inform and inspire--the videos are gems. CMP presentations are lively and instructive, going beyond the background we need to understand the videos to provide hard-to-get updates on contemporary rural Mexico. We hear the wonderful stories behind the videos and learn about the process whereby video makers and communities interact to shape video story and imagery."

William H. Fisher, Associate Professor of Anthropology, William and Mary College.

Performance Date:
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm  to 5:30 pm -- Doors open at 3pm

Aronstam Library [MZ 240]