CLACPI Delegates

NYU welcomes the following delegation from CLACPI:

Mariano Estrada | Tseltal, Mexico | General Coordinator of CLACPI
Mariano Estrada Aguilar is originally from the community of San Manuel, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. He is a documentary filmmaker with a 20-year track record. His work at the local level focuses on strengthening the identity of indigenous peoples in the southern part of Mexico, specifically in the northern highlands of Chiapas and much of the Lacandon jungle. He trained as a videographer in an intensive workshop through the program Transfer of Audiovisual Media to Communities and Indigenous Organizations’ in the country in 1992. Since then, he has produced around 55 audiovisual productions. Some of his most prominent works include: The death of the ancient dream, Indigenous woman: The forgotten life, A different look for a more dignified future, Old Velazco: The footprint of the agrarian injustice and Face of the Indigenous History. At the bi-annual CLACPI meeting held in Temuco, Chile 2015, Estrada was appointed General Coordinator of CLACPI for the period 2015-2018. His appointment was extended at a recent assembly in Guatemala in 2018 for the period 2018-2020.

David Hernández Palmar | Wayuu/Lipuana Clan, Venezuela | Political Advisor
David Hernández Palmar is a photographer, videomaker, researcher, journalist and independent curator. He programs and curates the International Indigenous Showcase of Venezuela (MICIV) produced by The Wayaakua Indigenous Audiovisual Foundation of Venezuela and is Political Advisor of the Latin American Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples Film and Communication (CLACPI).

Delia Àlvaro Sánchez | Ch’ol, Mexico | Administration, Film, Communication
Sánchez is from the Egyptian and Ch’ol communities. She trained as a Public Accountant in Salazar University. She is part of the coordinating team of Casa de la mujer Ixim Antsetic A.C. As a Community Defender of Human Rights, she works on issues such as gender, equity, self-esteem, community health, cultural belonging, violence-free life, agroecology, food sovereignty and focuses mainly on the promotion of women’s active participation as subjects of social change. She currently collaborates with the CLACPI team in an administrative role and as part of the women’s film and communication training process. This training process is aimed at making visible the perspectives and ways of life for women today. Sánchez conducts her work with an awareness of current problems in the national, social, and political environments and, above all, with a clear belief that a woman’s body is the first territory to defend.