WINGS #40-17 Guatemalan Weaving Revival
Indigenous Mayan cultural restoration after an era of genocide
Uploaded: 21 Jan, 2018
Recording Date: 21 Jan, 2018
Recording Location: Guatemala, Mexico, and British Columbia, Canada
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
WINGS #49-17 Guatemalan Weaving Revival by Anna-Catherine Brigida and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #40-17 Guatemalan Weaving Revival
Description: in Santiago Sacatepequez, most residents are indigenous Mayans from the kakchiquel community, where weaving on backstrap looms is a venerable tradition. But decades of genocidal war, racial discrimination, and economic dislocation has broken the tradition for many. A local weaving school has given over 1,500 women the chance to learn what their mothers could not teach them and recover their history, identity, and cultural pride.
Host(s): Anna-Catherine Brigida
Featured Speakers/Guests: Twenty-seven year old Ilda Coralia Mecur Yucute is a student in the weaving class; her two children play in the room (the daughter's name is Emily). Martha Julia is a former student and now an instructor at the weaving school in Santiago Sacatepequez. Anna-Catherine Brigida provides narration about the history and present legal situation around the Guatemalan genocide.
Credits: Produced by Anna-Catherine Brigida. Voiceovers: Elle Brigida and Jeannie Gould. Series Producer, Frieda Werden
NewsType: Weekly Program
Arts and Culture
Society and Culture > Childhood
Society and Culture > Racism
Politics > First Nations
Society and Culture > Women
Regional > Latin America