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ICDO’s ‘Kalan Je La’an:
Following the Maya Voice’ - Phase I

Young Maya from more than 20 different communities, students from Universidad Intercultural de Maya Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo) and members of six indigenous Maya communities in Quintana Roo, Mexico participated in the first phase of ICDO’s ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ project.

The ICDO team filmed testimonials from Maya communities’ members aimed at  raising awareness of the challenges that the Maya people are facing. These testimonials allow our audience to have a closer insight into Maya traditions, everyday life, the different roles within their communities, and their plans for the future.

The Maya people openly discussed issues such as women empowerment, self-respect, the preservation of the Maya language and traditions, the conservation of biodiversity, education, and health.

The ICDO team visited six (6) communities: Jose Maria Morelos, El Naranjal, Tihosuco, La Presumida, Huay Max and Sacalaca to interview Maya people of all ages and genders and to gather testimonials that will be heard locally, nationally, internationally and globally.

Our team selected interviewees from all age groups and genders in order to gather a balanced insight into the overall Maya experience. The interviews that were carried out included 25 young students and 5 professors from 20 different communities.

Hear some of those inspiring voices from these communities