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From and to the indigenous people: Our video - production in Chiapas, Mexico.

Abstract in spanish

This article, made by two voices, has for its fundamental objective to show the true possibility of generating processes of collaboration, also named by the authors as co-labor. In this mode, anthropologists and indigenous people make possible a work where the power position fades away giving origin to egalitarian relations and common bets. Likewise, the experiences lived by both in relation to the audiovisual, have completely different origins, and are assembled in this collaborative contribution to political struggles of the indigenous people. The video has served as a tool of visualize these struggles, being at the interior of the communities or towards the society in general.

Keywords: co-labor,co-authorship,media transfer,indigenous filmmaker,independent indigenous media,audiovisual language,indigenous dignity.
Author: Mariano Estrada Aguilar. Comunicador comunitario y videoasta tseltal. Miembro de la coordinación del Comité de Defensa de la Libertad Indígena (CDLI-Xi’Nich) y miembro fundador de la Red de Artistas, Comunicadores Comunitarios y Antropólog@s de Chiapas.
Author: Axel Köhler. Antropólogo social y visual. Investigador-docente del Centro de Estudios Superiores de México y Centroamérica de la Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas y miembro fundador de la Red de Artistas, Comunicadores Comunitarios y Antropólog@s en Chiapas.
Received: March 10th, 2013, Accepted: June 13th, 2013
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 21 - Santiago, junio 2013 - 80/103 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.