The Strength of the Indigenous People of Mut Vitz

 

The Strength of the Indigenous People of Mut Vitz/ El Esfuerzo de los Indígenas de Mut Vitz

(2000, 27:05 min., Tzotzil and Spanish w/ English subtitles)

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Producing Fair Trade Organic Coffee in the Highlands of Chiapas Begun in 1996, the Mut Vitz organic coffee cooperative currently has more than 1000 members. The video was shot and edited by videomakers who are also members of the collective. Over a year in the making, Mut Vitz shows us the entire organic coffee production process: from seedling to transplant, cultivation to the roasted bean. Members of the collective talk about the challenges that the collective faces in processing their coffee for market and Mut Vitz's achievements using a fair trade model of distribution.

 

 

Documental sobre el cultivo de café orgánico. Este video es la mirada de los videoastas de los Altos de Chiapas quienes nos enseñan el proceso de la producción comunitaria del café orgánico, sus problemas para ampliar la distribución, de sus productos y los modestos alcances que Ésta joven sociedad ha logrado a través del mercado justo (Fair Trade) para comercializar su café “cultivado con prácticas ecológicas y cosechado con dignidad”

Municipio Autónomo San Juan de la Libertad, Chiapas, México,

 

 

Festivals:

2001 American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY USA

2001 Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, USA

2001 CONAIE Indigenous Film and Video Festival, Ecuador

2001 Drexel University DUTV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2001 ImagineNative Aboriginal Media Arts Festival, Toronto,Canada

2001 Free Speech TV, Boulder, CO, USA