Cherán The Burning Hope
Mexico • 13m
Welcome to Cherán, a small Indigenous community in the state of Michoacán that took up self-rule to kick out local drug cartels.
In 2011, Yunuen Torres was a little girl, but she remembers life before her community took their town back. Now a community radio host, Torres has made it her mission to record oral histories that capture Cherán’s tumultuous past and inspire the next generation to uphold all that her community fought for.
Directors: Elpida Nikou, Rodrigo Hernandez
2020 | 13 min | Mexico
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