The Yaqui Assembly

Documentary | 20 min. | Mexico | 2006 | Dir: Nicolas Défossé | Prod: Terra Nostra Films, Promedios A.C.

On October 24th, 2006, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos and a delegation from the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) visit traditional Yaqui authorities in Vicam, Sonora. The topic: Will the Yaqui participate in the Other Campaign? While the Yaqui perform a Deer Dance on the stage reminding us that they keep their indigenous culture alive, their authorities decide whether or not to participate in the Other Campaign.

"The Yaqui Assembly" 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.
Native Spirit Festival of Indigenous People.
London, UK, 2009.
TV Broadcasted: Free Speech TV. USA, 2008.