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  • Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales Koree Yancy & Stasi Harrell
  • About FIOB
    • FIOB, founded in 1991, is a coalition of community-based indigenous groups and individuals in Oaxaca and in Los Angeles.
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    • Mission Statement: Contribute in the development and self-determination of the migrant and non-migrants indigenous communities, as well as struggle for the defense of the human rights with justice and gender equity at the binational level.
  • FIOB Projects
    • Political work against anti-immigrant candidates
    • Meg Whitman
    • Carly Fiorina
    • Conducted a campaign to support Jerry Brown
    • Domestic violence campaigns & support workshops
        • Address: Women’s rights issues
        • Disrespect in communities
        • Few economic opportunities
        • Discrimination
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  • FIOB's Current Use of Multimedia
    • El Tequio
    • Videos
    • UC Santa Cruz made a video detailing the many achievements of Oaxacan women.
    •   http://fiob.org/2006/07/mujeres-que-organizan-avanzan/#more-766
    • UCLA made a video about the organization
    • http://fiob.org/2008/06/desarrollando-liderazgo-indigena-binacional/#more-851
  • Original Project Plan
    • 15-20 minute documentary about the women involved in the program.
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    • 12 women tell their personal stories about their lives in Oaxaca versus Los Angeles, and how being a part of FIOB has changed their lives.
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    • Interviews and footage from the workshops.
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  • New Project Plan (Background)
    • The immigrant population feels as though they are losing their sense of culture and tradition.
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    • There are very few people who still speak the language (only about 600 in Los Angeles).
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    • Technology, while useful, has played a role in the loss of the language and customs.
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    • Young people are losing respect for their culture.
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  • New Project Plan
    • 15-20 minute film documenting the stories of 5-10 monolingual elders from Oaxaca.
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    • Use technology as a means to preserve what many immigrants feel it has destroyed.
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    • 3 Components: Interviews with elders, interviews with youngsters, and footage from cultural events.
  • Interviews with Elders
    • Goals:
    • 1. How immigration has impacted their culture, language, and traditions.
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    • 2. Get a picture of how village life used to be.
    •      Marriage?
    •      Childhood?
    •      Dance, music, food?
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    • 3. Sense of identity. How do they differentiate between who they are, where they come from, and where they are now.
  • Interview Questions
    • Where are you? / Where were you born?
    • Where are your parents from?
    • Name your towns, (in Oaxaca)! Please…
    • Do you speak Zapoteco?
    • Do your parents speak Zapoteco?
    • What does knowing how to speak Zapoteco mean to you?
    • - Do you think it is important, even if you don’t live in the Sierra Juarez/Oax?
    • Do you see yourself as an indigenous person?
    • Do you see yourself as Zapotec@
    • What do you think makes you indigenous? Like what do you do regularly that you think are indigenous ways or customs?
    • Do you travel back to Oaxaca if so where do you go?
    • Why do you go?
    • How do you feel there?
    • Do you think it is important to go back, if so why?
    • Do you see yourself as different from the people that live there, if so HOW?
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  • Continued… .
    • Who do you think an indigenous person / Indian is?
    • Do you see yourself as an indigenous person?
    • Do you see yourself as Zapoteca?
    • What do you think makes you indigenous? Like what do you do regularly that you think are indigenous ways or customs?
    • Do you travel back to Oaxaca if so where do you go?
    • How do you feel there?
    • Do you think it is important to go back, if so why?
    • Do you see yourself as different from the people that live there, if so HOW?
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  • Continued ….
    • Do you travel back to Oaxaca if so where do you go?
    • Why do you go?
    • - How do you feel there?
    • - Do you think it is important to go back, if so why?
    • - Do you see yourself as different from the people that live there, if so HOW?
  • Interviews with "Youngsters"
    • Goals:
    • 1. Find out what their culture means to them.
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    • 2. How they feel about the language and the fact that it is "endangered."
  • Cultural Events
    • Conference- March 5th
    •      (Interview young people)
    • St. Patron's Day- August
    •      (Include previous footage and photos)
    • Various Performances
    •      Dances
    •      Music
    FIOB March for Legalization
  • Audience
    • Population of Los Angeles native speakers. (About 600 people)
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    • Possibly posted on the FIOB website.
  • Challenges
    • Language Barrier : We only speak English, and they only speak Zapoteca.  Odilia will conduct the interviews with us at the elders' homes.
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    • Editing : Little experience + aforementioned language barrier= Challenging Task.
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  • Timeline
    • March 2 - Rosalinda, Stasi, and Koree finalize interview questions.
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    • March 5 - FIOB Conference. All youth interviews to be conducted.
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    • March 12-19 - All elder interviews completed.
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    • March 19 - Set up appointments with Odilia to go over footage and translate/edit for the next two weeks. Collect previous footage from past events as B-roll.
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    • April 4 - All interviews cleaned up.
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    • April 20 - Present rough draft to Odilia and other FIOB for feedback.
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    • April 27 - Final Presentation