Chihuahua’s Sierra Tarahumara in central northern Mexico is a land of daunting barriers: deep gorges carved by ancient, raging rivers, and crumbling logging roads which twist through vast expanses of wilderness. Here, the tens of thousands of Tarahumaran Indians who live in isolated, impoverished hamlets in ecosystems degraded by logging and mining industries depend on the climate and subsistence agriculture for survival.

On this stage, the Indigenous Theatre Company made its debut eight years ago as part of an educational project overseen by the Community Technical Consultancy, an organisation ...


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