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These Beautiful Animations Celebrate the Indigenous Languages of Mexico

Amanda Adame - Konbini
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February 1, 2017

In Mexico there are currently 364 languages that form 68 linguistic groups. This wealth of languages means that Mexico is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world although unfortunately many of these are being lost. Many parents no longer teach their children the native languages because of discrimination.

Nevertheless, there are people who are fighting back against this such as the creators of Sixty Eight Voices and Sixty Eight Hearts, a project that stands to encourage those from the indigenous community to speak their languages with pride.

Following the death of her grandfather, who was of mayan descent from Maxcanú, Yucatán, Gabriela Badillo decided to create a project that would honor her ancestry through a series of animated tales that represent the voices and the histories that has been passed down to her.

From ancient myths about the creation of the elements to poems about life and death to popular fables about the different regions, the breadth of cultural wealth that this project spans is extraordinary. Besides the impeccable execution of the animations, the color and vibrant aesthetic pay homage to popular Mexican art and remind us of the creative roots of the country.

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