These Beautiful Animations Celebrate the Indigenous Languages of Mexico
Amanda Adame - Konbini
go to original
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.

Read the rest at Konbini

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

You Can Make a Difference

Coronavirus - How You Can HelpIf you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, here are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our local communities in this time of greatest need.

Coronavirus - How You Can Help

Local News

Discover Vallarta-Nayarit

Banderas Bay offers 34 miles of incomparable coastline in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, and is home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit's many great destinations.