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Carlos Y. Flores

Mayan Video Practices and the Decentralization of Knowledge

by Carlos Y. Flores

Since the 1990s I have been working in collaborative video projects with community-based Mayan organizations in Guatemala. When some of these projects started, the country was emerging from a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996 and left nearly 200,000 dead and more than 45,000 disappeared, most of them civilian members of indigenous communities. After such overwhelming effects of armed conflict, Mayan social movements and organizations reemerged to demand...

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