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In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1, Day of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration
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directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by David Yetman, 1941- and Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1 (United States: Espresso TV, 2012), 25 mins
Ancient American civilizations from Peru to Mexico believed death is to be celebrated, not feared. Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them—El Día de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca...
directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by David Yetman, 1941- and Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1 (United States: Espresso TV, 2012), 25 mins
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In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10, Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech in Oaxaca
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directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 26 mins
The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico, speak by whistling as well as by talking. We visit their isolated community and see for ourselves how they use whistled speech to supplement—and sometimes replace—spoken speech.
directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 26 mins
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Losing Knowledge: 50 Years of Change
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directed by Laura Nader, 1930- and Roberto J. González, 1969-; produced by Laura Nader, 1930- and Roberto J. González, 1969- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 40 mins
This profound ethnographic documentary explores the myriad of ways in which centuries-old indigenous knowledge is rapidly vanishing throughout the world. The film focuses on the southern Mexican village of Talea, Oaxaca. For half a century, the Zapotec people of this region have experienced rapid modernization: Th...
directed by Laura Nader, 1930- and Roberto J. González, 1969-; produced by Laura Nader, 1930- and Roberto J. González, 1969- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 40 mins
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Indigenous Use of Media
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produced by Jeff Arak, 1985-; in Those With Voice (Los Con Voz) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 6 mins
Some academics have asked questions about whether the introduction of media technologies does not aid in the destruction of indigenous culture. Indigenous communities are bombarded with TV channels that negate the existence of minority ethnic groups. By taking the media into their own hands, indigenous groups can...
produced by Jeff Arak, 1985-; in Those With Voice (Los Con Voz) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 6 mins
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Voice Through Film
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written by Jeff Arak, 1985-; directed by Jeff Arak, 1985-; produced by Jeff Arak, 1985- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 13 mins
Those With Voice 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 informat...
written by Jeff Arak, 1985-; directed by Jeff Arak, 1985-; produced by Jeff Arak, 1985- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 13 mins
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