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Magaña, Jaime

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Jaime Magaña

He studied linguistics and Maya Culture at the Universidad de Oriente (UNO), Valladolid, Yucatan, and visual arts with the independent Mexican collective Yoochel Kaaj and the project Ambulante Más Allás (AMA) of the Ambulante Documentary Tour, Mexico. A native speaker of Yucatecan Maya, he is a teacher of basic education, promoter of community museums, video filmmaker and musician. He is a founding member of the collectives TV Turix, since 2002, and Tzay Kin, since 2013, as well as the musical group Saatal Paax. He is currently developing radio programs and art with sound in Yucatecan Maya for Internet radio with the collective Tzay Kin. He has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). In the 1st FICM, he competed with the documentary short film Los remedios (2003). His collective work, Negro del pozo (2004), participated in the 13th Native American Film and Video Festival (NAFVF) of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), New York, of the Smithsonian Institution. He participated with his short fiction film Guardianes del Mayab (2012) in the First Nations Forum of the 10th FICM; in the 6th International Film Festival on Human Rights in Mexico (DHFEST); and in the 4th OC Film Fiesta, California, United States, among others.