Alma del Maìz

An experimental search for solidarity and interpretation. In Chiapas, Mexico we meet with two indigenous poets who write in the native language Tsotsil. Angelina shares a poem about the experience of being a woman and the patriarchal system. Mariano reflects on environmental destruction and the rights of nature. Through this encounter, Franca and Sonia begin to relate to their experiences and translate them into their own languages, which leads to a blend of voices in conversation.

  • Franca Marquardt
  • Sonia Tadjdet
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
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    English, French, German, Spanish
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Director Biography - Franca Marquardt

A visual anthropologist currently based in Leipzig, Germany. As a researcher, she is focused on social movements and expressions of solidarity for a good life for all. Trying to find ways to combine visual experiments and research to evoke change.

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