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Cultural participation of young people making audiovisuals in Jantetelco, Morelos, Mexico. Notes on a methodology to study solidarity in the modes of organizing to make audiovisuals about the Day of the Dead Festival.
- Dr. Juan Carlos DOMÍNGUEZ DOMINGO
- Dr. Juan Carlos DOMÍNGUEZ DOMINGO (Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (CRIM) de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM))
In the Municipality of Jantetelco, Morelos, Mexico, a group of young people have adopted the new technologies, gathering in artistic collectives and organizing to make audiovisual works in the form of documentaries, fiction and animated films, in order to revive and preserve the celebration of the ""Día de Muertos"". They have thus created agencies and made their cultural practices visible. Through a new methodological approach that analyzes the organization created by the agents to carry out their audiovisual works apart from industry and professional systems, the paper proposes a comparative method for observing new forms of cultural participation that constitute other ways of producing, preserving and disseminating culture. I understand cultural participation as a concept used in the study of the convergence between culture and media to refer to a new way of adopting technological instruments and devices to generate new audiovisual content, and thus, create and share distribution channels that are used in turn by the producers of corporate and hegemonic content (YouTube, Facebook). In this transition, people have ceased to be only spectators and consumers of content, in order to be recognized not only as creators, but also as citizens with cultural rights. Within this process, solidarityand creativityare explored and expressed, understood primarily as the spontaneous non-institutionalized expressions that people explore and construct in multiple material and immaterial works in which identity and cultural diversity are imprinted.