DocuLab 2018 Dizhsa Nabani- Living Language
A documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in Oaxaca, Mexico
with Brook Lillehaugen and Vicky Funari
in collaboration with Moisés García Guzmán
Beginning June 24, 2018, four students will spend eight weeks creating a documentary centered on Zapotec, an indigenous and endangered language of Mexico. Six weeks will be spent in Oaxaca with professors Brook Lillehaugen and Vicky Funari, collaborating with Zapotec language activist Moisés García Guzmán to explore how language is interwoven with identity and with the vitality of the Zapotec community, including the relationship between language and traditional farming, knowledge of plants and their uses, cooking techniques, food, and health. The team will then complete post-production on the project during the final two weeks at Haverford in VCAM during August.
For more information on the DocuLab program, visit Haverford College VCAM, www.haverford.edu/vcam/summer-doculab