The Chiapas Media Project is now a project of the Americas Media Initiative.

UPCOMING  West Coast Tour October 8 - 25, 2018

Chiapas Media Project/Promedios 20th Anniversary US Tour:  From the Zapatistas & Beyond

Started in 1998, the ground-breaking, award-winning, bi-national indigenous media organization Chiapas Media Project/Promedios will tour the U.S. in celebration of its 20th anniversary. There will be screenings of documentary films focused on indigenous and human rights, produced in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Chihuahua, as well as screenings of old and new Zapatista films. Accompanying the tour will be CMP/Promedios co-founders Alexandra Halkin and Francisco Vazquez. 

Spring 2019 we will be in the Midwest and the East Coast. There are still dates available for the spring.

For more information contact us.


October 8 - California State University Northridge,  3:30-5:30pm, Aronstam Library
October 10 - University of California Riverside, 5-7pm, INTS 1111 
October 16 - 7-9pm Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz, CA (Sponsored by UC Santa Cruz)
October 19 - University of San Francisco, 5:30-7:30pm, Lone Mountain Studio Theater
October 20 - Northwest Film Forum, 4 - 6pm, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA
October 22 - University of Puget Sound, 6-8pm, Wyatt 109
October 23 - University of Washington Bothell, 5:30-7:30 pm, Location TBD
October 24 - University of Washington Seattle, 4:30-6:30pm, Thomson 101

The Chiapas Media Project is remarkable! This project is a rare and powerful example of how indigenous people are using the weapons of technology and trans-nationalism to make their voices heard and advance their struggles. Not only are their videos wonderful teaching resources, but their presentations inspire students and faculty alike to rethink old ideas about indigenous cultures, and forge new ties of solidarity." Maria Elena Garcia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College".


"CMP videos inform and inspire--the videos are gems. CMP presentations are lively and instructive, going beyond the background we need to understand the videos to provide hard-to-get updates on contemporary rural Mexico. We hear the wonderful stories behind the videos and learn about the process whereby video makers and communities interact to shape video story and imagery." William H. Fisher, Associate Professor of Anthropology, William and Mary College.

"The CMP presentation led our students to a place where idealism and courage confront injustice. It is evident that the CMP videos and the discussions that followed have had a long-term impact; students refer to the Zapatistas repeatedly. In times when young people can be overwhelmed with feelings of insignificance, we are grateful for the opportunity to challenge the cynical world fostered by commercial media. " Janice Windborne, Ph.D. Dept. Media, Journalism & Film, Southwest Missouri State University.

"The films have a powerful human component that you just cannot get from secondary sources about the injustices occurring in Chiapas and Guerrero. Bringing the event to the Fresno State campus provided a setting for exposure and learning that otherwise would not be present. It’s artistic and informative." Maria Sofia Corona-Solyluna, Fresno State M.E.Ch.A/USAS".

"CMP documentaries are an essential point of entry into the world of indigenous resistance. CMP videos accomplish their goal of telling the story from the perspective of the indigenous by implementing the concept of autonomy in their approach to video production. These documentaries are an irreplaceable guide for understanding the autonomous movement and why it is a workable alternative to corporate controlled globalization." Glen David Kuecker, Assistant Professor of Latin American History, DePauw University.

CMP/Promedios has been funded in part by:

Angelica Foundation Daniele Agostino Foundation / Chace Fund / Funding Exchange / Fund for Global Human Rights / Goldman Environmental Foundation / Global Fund for Human Rights / Honor the Earth Fund / John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation / Joshua Mailman Foundation / Peace Development Fund / Reebok Human Rights Award / Riverside Sharing Fund / Solidago Foundation / Unitarian Universalist Service Committee / US-Mexico Fund for Culture / Vanguard Foundation / William H. Donner Foundation