Toxic waste in Pápago territory

Documentary | 17 min. | Mexico | 2006 | Dir: Nicolas Défossé | Prod: Terra Nostra Films, Promedios A.C.

"...toxic waste, nuclear waste doesn't go to the residential zones of New York or Washington. It gets sent to Indian territory" comments Subcomandante Marcos while talking with communities in the northern Mexican state, Sonora, close to the U.S. border. In the middle of the desert and in the ancestral territory of the indigenous Papago (O'odham) peoples, the federal government has already authorized the construction of a toxic waste dump. The Quitovac people, located at the heart of the conflict, is searching for a way to change its death sentence.

"Toxic waste in Pápago territory" is part of the series "Native Voices from the Northwestern Mexico".

This series of ten documentaries visit to indigenous peoples, peasant and fishermen communities in northwestern Mexico, discovering the everyday life of its characters and the situations they face in order to keep their land and identity.

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International Film Festival El Ojo cojo.
Madrid, Spain, 2007.
Festival "Contra El Silencio Todas las Voces".
Mexico city, 2008.
Terra Di Tutti Film Festival.
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International Film Festival "Voices from the Water".
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International Film Festival of Cine and Environment ECOZINE.
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