· August, 2013

Stories about Languages from August, 2013

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Soap Operas for Cultural Preservation: Mexico's First Indigenous Telenovela

  16 August 2013

A new telenovela debuts in Mexico - and for the first time, in an indigenous language. Baktún tells the story of Jacinto, a young Maya man who must face the problems of immigration and while holding on to his roots. It's also debuting on Youtube and thus accessible by mobile phone, reflecting the ways local access to media is changing.