This video was created collectively by a group of youngsters from the Community Government of Chilón, Chiapas, Mexico, in their Agroecovisual Course for Autonomy that is supported by PVIFS, CEDIAC, Canan Lum and the Bachajón Mission.
The Covid-19 pandemic that is sweeping the world today, became known in these mountainous territories of northern Chiapas, when these youngsters were already embracing Mother Earth through putting ancient and agro-ecological agricultural practices into action.
That the youth of the Community Government of Chilón, its authorities and communities are autonomously working the land and practicing their own forms of government, while legally demanding their right to autonomy and self-determination, is an act worth knowing, spreading and supporting.
In times of a pandemic, autonomy in healthy food production and growing our own food without pesticides, is something that these peoples and many others in resistance are practicing as a real and concrete alternative to what the capitalist food industry “offers” us. This goes hand in hand with establishing de facto political autonomy.
Ha in video ini ha’ pasbil yu’un jwohc’ ach’ix queremetic yu’un agroecología visual ta banti ya xcholbey sc’oblal bin ut’il xu’ ya jc’uxultaytic te jlum jqu’inaltic sok bats’il poxetic ta banti ho’otic nix ya jnoptic spasel. Haxan hich bin ut’il ya quiltic te yo’tic c’ax bayelix ta tuquinel te chopol poxetic te ya yuts’in te jlum jqu’inaltic soc hamaletic, ha’ yu’un la snop te jwohc ach’ix queremetic bin ut’il xu ya scanantayic te lum qu’inal soc swe’el yuch’elic ta jujun scomonalic.
Hich-a’ te jahch tsob sbahic soc ta syomel sc’opic bin ut’il ya sc’an canantayel te lum k’inal. Hich jahch yateltayic spasel te yawil jay chap ts’unubil itajetic soc bats’il poxetic yu’un te swe’el lum qu’inal. Soc smilojibal te jaiy chap xchanul ts’unub awaliletic. Yu’un ma’ba ya jtuquintiquix a’ te chopol poxetic te ya xchonic te jaiy chap niwac jc’ulejetic yu’un hich ya jtuqueltay jbatic ta ho’otic nix. Ha yu’un laj yich’ pasel ini video banti ya jtatic ta hilel bin ut’il ya sc’an a’teltayel te jqu’inaltic.