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Indigenous People´s Cinema in Mexico during the 1980´s.

Abstract in spanish

The passage from ethnographic cinema on the indigenous people of Mexico to Indigenous People’s Cinema began during the 1980’s. This article presents a retrospective view of some of the first efforts to achieve a transformation that implied not only theoretical, but also methodological and practical changes. The direct participation of members of the indigenous communities in which we worked, during the different stages of cinema production was a key element for this transformation. We describe the rupture with the ways of ethnographic cinema discussing several productions that were made in the middle eighties in what was then called the Audiovisual Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenist Institute (AEA-INI, for its Spanish initials).

Keywords: ethnographic cinema,indigenous people’s cinema,rupture.
Author: Alberto Becerril Montekio. Realizador e investigador de Cine y Video documental. Profesor Investigador Titular. Facultad de Arte. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. UAEM. Doctor en Sociología Cultural. Universidad de Paris 8.
Received: April 06th, 2015, Accepted: June 07th, 2015
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 25 - Santiago, julio 2015 - 30/49 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.