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Walking in Community [SPECIAL SELECTION]

English title: Walking in Community

Original title: Caminando en Comunidad

Director: Miguel González Medrano, Miguel Gómez Bernal

University: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO),

Guadalajara, México


Father Alfredo Zepeda J.S has lived for more than 40 years, in the northern Sierra Veracruz, México. He has walked and provide guidance to the indigenous people of the regions, who have been marginalized throughout history. He works and is part of a community radio station, Radio Huayacocotla, “the peasant’s voice”. In this radio they talk four languages, spanish, nahuatl, otomí, and tepehua, which are the main languages spoken on this regions. The radio accompanies the communities through their educational programming. Besides the music, here they talk about human rights; empowerment of women in communities, guidance to youth and children, defense of territory and the preservation of the culture and customs, seeking the “good living”.

Along this project and Father Alfredo´s life we can find the Four Dreams. (Excluded/Youth/Ecology/Spirituality)

Crew members and actors:

Direction, Production, Photography and Sound design:

Miguel González Medrano

Miguel Gómez Bernal

People interview:

Alfredo Zepeda Sj.

Adalberta Hernández

Juan Luis Herculano

Mario Canuto

With the support of:

Radio Huayacocotla

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)