I was invited to create the illustration for "Squi´nal Xim Ixim" / "The Corn Festival", an animated short film depicting the Q'anjob'al tale of oral tradition that tells the story of the corn festival and the importance behind it. The illustrations are inspired by drawings made by the children of the community of San Lorenzo School in Chiapas, Mexico, the region where the Q'anjob'al language is spoken. This video is part of  '68 Voces 68 corazones', a series of animated short stories written and narrated in indigenous languages. The project series seeks not only to help promote Mexico's 68 indigenous languages but to foster pride, knowledge and respect amongst speakers and non speakers under the premise that “nadie puede amar lo que no conoce” (no one can love what they don’t know).
Thank you to the children of the community of San Lorenzo School, Chiapas for their amazing drawings.
Translation and voice-over: María Elena Felipe Simón
Title: La Fiesta del Maíz
Director: Gabriela Badillo
Illustration: Ximena Ruiz del Rio
Lead Animator: Cristina Lugo
Animation: Eduardo Moya, Alberto Bala, Daniela Espinosa, Enrique Sañudo, Tamara Cruz
Original Music: Enrique Quiroz
Audio Design: Igor Figueroa
Adaptation: Gabriela Badillo
Production assistant: Adriana Arvizu
Length: 1.05 min
A production of Hola Combo, Canal Once, INALI, CDI
Year of production 2020

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