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Living Off of Wood| 18mins
Director: Jorge Chan Cetina | Producer: Gabriela Tzec Mayo
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Mexico
Subject Tags: americas, economies, ethics, food, livelihood, mexico, migration, water
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
In Mexico, the shortage of work in villages and communities obliges people to emigrate to cities in search of opportunities and better wages. This phenomenon occurs more among young people and adolescents, and bring with it intense experiences which are not always positive. Justino, originally from the village of Muchucuxcah in the Yucatan peninsula, left his community due to lack of work. He traveled to Cancun, where life became difficult; he undertook various illegal activities which brought him many problems and a lot of suffering. He decided to return to his village, where he learned to work with wood. Justino shows how a man can interact with nature and his environment to generate wealth and, above all, dignified work.

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