Saturday, August 13, 2011

What Is Happening to Corn Farmers in Mexico? Three Films Explain.

For small farmers in rural Mexico, corn farming doesn't eek out a livable wage these days. The genetic diversity of Mexico's many corn varieties and Mexico's culture which revolves around corn, are two conditions worth preserving.

Here We Remain

In rural San Isidro Aloapam in Oaxaca, Mexico, villagers harvest and mill corn while enduring the absence of their family members who have left for more lucrative work in the United States because American competition has forced down the price of corn in Mexico.

Mexico's Future Corn


Sin maiz no hay país
(39 minutes with English subtitles)