Traditional art and design play an active role in the cultural sustainability of the Zapotec communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. Tracing the development of the weaving process from the valley’s native inhabitants to the present day, the film blends perspectives of art, design, business, history, ethnic studies and cultural anthropology. Woven Lives also highlights the life around textile production, which creates a sense of connection to culture and community, past and future. Written, directed and produced by Carolyn Kallenborn.

Woven Lives: Contemporary Textiles From Ancient Oaxaca Traditions

2011 US 76 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion
Topic: Sustainable Living