The enforced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa exposed the grief of their parents and other relations, reminding us of the intimate tie that unites us all and of the importance of solidarity.
With the sound of life coming through the clouds, the story of the Philharmonic Band of Ayutla Mixe in Oaxaca begins, a place that lives between nature and music. Brandon and his grandmother Doña Luciana, Don Fidel and Adanelly live there.
One day in December, the town remained in absolute silence.
Being a student at the Ayotzinapa´s rural teacher training college, or being one of those students´ farm worker father or an indigenous mother, usually means being invisible. Their grief and their hope made them visible and… perhaps also reminded us that we are not alone; we are intimately connected to them.
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