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177 Los Con Voz (Those With Voice)


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Overview

Genre

Anthropology, Social Issues, Culture, Foreign Worlds, and Personal Doc

Synopsis

Los Con Voz documents current efforts in the Southern Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas to produce what social scientists have dubbed “indigenous media”.
A pacifist group of radio engineers travel days to man the transmitter cabin in the hills of Chiapas, providing the surrounding communities with information about current events, family health, and national politics. An archaeologist in Massachusetts explains how his field has changed throughout the twentieth century. And an international film festival brings together visionaries from twenty-three countries including a girl from Finland searching for love and a Cree man working to keep his peoples’ oral history alive.
These stories illustrate the complexities of the indigenous experience today while at the same time they promote the universality of the human spirit. Through it all we find the undeniable desire to speak and be heard.

Treatment

Show treatment

Stage

finished

Running time

55 minutes

Links

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Credits

Jeff Arak ... Director/Producer/Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.

On This Earth

Country

Mexico

Production years

1

Locations

Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico. Waltham, MA, USA.

Prod. Partners

Brandeis University

Distribution Details

Release year

2007

Festivals

"Ownership and Appropriation," University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008 International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Quebec, Canada, 2009 Muestra de Cine Documental y Etnografico, Puerto Rico, 2009 Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovenia, 2009

Distribution

Documentary Educational Resources

Language

English/Spanish

Subtitles

English/Spanish