Francisco (Paco) VÁSQUEZ

General Presentation

  • “Nahua indigene who grew up in an indigenous community near Mexico City. For the first fifteen years of his life Paco Vásquez lived in a rural community doing communal work. After this he experienced life in one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City. Paco Vásquez is a self-taught photographer and video-maker with vast experience of indigenous community media projects. In December 1997, because of his work in indigenous alternative communication projects, US documentary maker Alex Halkin invited Paco Vásquez to join the Chiapas Media Project. he believes his main contribution to this project has been to act as a comprehension channel between the different realities of the indigenous rural communities and the non-indigenous cities. For the past ten years Paco has been the coordinator of the Chiapas Media Project in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. He is also the liason with the indigenous Zapatista communities doing videos under the auspices of the media project” 1)

Current functions

  • Coordinator of the Chiapas Media Project in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. He is also the liason with the indigenous Zapatista communities doing videos under the auspices of the Chiapas Media Project

Biography

  • In December 1997, because of his work in indigenous alternative communication projects, US documentary maker Alex Halkin invited Paco Vásquez to join the Chiapas Media Project.
  • In 1996 o 1997, he moves to Mexico City
  • Born in 1982 in San Aruel, a Nahua indigenous rural community near Mexico City

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Other information

  • Date of birth : 1982
  • Place of birth: San Aruel (Nahua indigenous community near Mexico City)
  • Gender: male
  • Nationality(ies): Mexican
  • Language(s): Nahuatl, Spanish, English

Participation in the Alternative Media Global Project

  • No
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