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Chloe Campero

Chloe Campero, born in Mexico City, lives and works in the northern region of Veracruz. She is founder of The House of Media and Communication/La Casa de Medios de Difusión y Comunicación a branch of the Indigenous Arts Center/Centro de las Artes Indígenas located in the theme park El Tajín in Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz. The House of Media and Communication is a project that explores the Totonac world through audio, video, and photography, and teaches people from rural communities how to use media tools to express their world views, concerns, and reflections. The first video workshops were led by award-winning director Ricardo Benet from Cardel, Veracruz, who taught cinema theory, narrative, and camera techniques. In 2009 Campero’s film, Voladora/A Flying Women, which documents the experience of a young Totonac woman, won the first place at the 5th Festival de Video Indígena at Morelia, Michoacán.

Work featured: Voladora/A Flying Women