Undergrad Anthro-Linguist and friend of Salva Cultura Andy Amaya spent several months in 2014 traveling through Mexico, with a special focus on learning from and conviviendo with African descendant people in Oaxaca. Andy is of Afro-Salvadoran heritage and felt compelled to make a DIY mini-documentary titled “Así somos los negros” shedding light on lives of Black people in Mexico. Watch the full 26 minute video above and read more about Andy Amaya below.
Notes From the Filmmaker
Studies on blackness and indigeneity in El Salvador are almost non-existent. My goals are to aid in the revitalization of indigenous languages by supporting people in El Salvador who are fighting for indigenous rights, but also adding a breadth of study on the African descendants of El Salvador.
Ne kikwajsiwis nemi tik tejemet.