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ANICHUGU: Our Garifuna Story

Mapping Garifuna diaspora one dance party at a time

Our team is producing a multi-media narrative of Garifuna culture. At the heart of the project is a documentary film that tells the story of how one family with a collective vision has been nurturing the diaspora by producing and performing music and dance throughout the Americas.

The Path of Stone Soup

"The Path of Stone Soup" will entice you with the sights and sounds of an ancient culinary tradition.

Stone Soup originates in the river system surrounding the Mexican village of San Felipe Usila, located in the state of Oaxaca. This "docu-legend" tells the story of a pre-Hispanic recipe that lives on thanks to the value it holds for the Gachupin Velasco family.

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“The community described In "The Path of Stone Soup" is a repository of traditions not only for one people and one region in Mexico — but for all of us. All of us must recommit ourselves to preserving the socio-cultural and physical environments in such places. They are the canary in the mine — alerting us to the need to restore balance in our world.”

Colin Crawford, Executive Director Payson Center for International Development Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA

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Want to learn more about how you can help support the stone soup project?

El Día Primero: The First of the Month

March 16, 2015

Our ongoing documentary work in the Mexico City barrio of Tepito received support when our film "El Día Primero" screened at Ethnografilm in Paris, France and Kerala, India.


It is featured in the Special Issue 2014 of peer reviewed Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE). Click the link below to activate your free subscription to the Journal and see the film!

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