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Patron Saint Fiesta Videos: Mediatization and Transnationalization between the Sierra Mixe and California

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Ingrid Kummels – 2017

Based on extensive and in-depth fieldwork, Ingrid Kummels details the links and intricacies of indigenous multimedia production and consumption between Tamazulapam, Oaxaca, and the town's diaspora in Los Angeles. Her chapter sheds light on the continuities between radio shows,home videos,and the local contracted services documenting festive gatherings that shape transnational practices of survival and decolonization. Her chapter opens up an alternative history of video in indigenous language, highlighting how video in the Sierra Mixe evolved long before the state-sponsored video indigena movement, and how it has continued autonomously since then. She draws attention to film aesthetics and commercialization, and concludes that this complex diasporic media production does not fit the paradigms of using video to intervene in the public sphere with a communal focus.

Title
Patron Saint Fiesta Videos: Mediatization and Transnationalization between the Sierra Mixe and California
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location
Pittsburgh
Date
2017
Relation
Appeared in
Schiwy, Freya/Wammack, Byrt (eds.): Adjusting the Lens. Community and Collaborative Video in Mexico. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. 119-150.)
Language
eng
Type
Text