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Woven Lives: Contemporary Textiles from Ancient Oaxacan Traditions

Alternative title
Vidas Enretejidas
Synopsis
Examines how traditional art and design play an active role in the cultural sustainability of the Zapotec communities in Oaxaca. Traces the development of the weaving process from the first people in the valley to the present day, blending the perspectives of art, design, business, history, ethnic studies and cultural anthropology. While the textiles are the centrepiece of the film, it highlights the life around the production that creates a sense of connection to the culture, the community, the past and the future.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Anthropology; Crafts
Keywords
ethnography; Indians of North & South America; Mexico; textiles; weaving

Credits

Director
Carolyn Kallenborne

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£162.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
76 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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