The People of the Cloud Forest provides an intimate look at the indigenous Chinantec People from the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.  They inhabit one of the best ecologically preserved regions in Mexico.  The Chinantec ancestral strategy is to coexist with the spirits of the forest. They provide us with lessons on how to live in harmony with our planet.

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Daniel Oliveras de Ita is a Mexican Anthropologist, documentary photographer and filmmaker that focuses in the use of images as a descriptive tool and a vehicle to narrate experiences and face-to-face stories of different cultural realities. He has dedicated more than ten years to the ethnographic research of the Oaxacan indigenous peoples.


He completed his degree in Ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), then a master's degree in Amerindian Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently candidate for a PhD degree, at the Institute of Anthropological Research of the UNAM. He developed his PhD thesis among the Chinantec peoples, researching the nahualism phenomenon.


For the past 13 years he has been researching notions of personhood, rituals, mythology and shamanism among indigenous peoples of Oaxaca, for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).


Currently he has been researching migration patterns of Mexican workers in the U.S and resides in Florida where he works as a freelance filmmaker.

Catalog # EPF16016; UPC: 6-82086-16016-0; ISBN: 978-1-933724-56-0
19 Minutes; NTSC; Copyright 2017; Spanish, English Subtitles

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