For one month, dance healing workshops in preparation for filming were held and facilitated by Semillas Collective, Ñukanchik Llakta WawaKuna , the May Day Know Your Rights Children Theatre and Dance To The People. Dancers from different indigenous communities were also invited each week to teach the children. The dance healing workshops focused on healing trauma from the body, decolonization, the current climate crisis that influences migration/displacement.
The workshops also explored ways to celebrate indigenous roots, identity and the continued struggles and resistance from indigenous communities all over the world. Indigenous Zapatista principles were implemented to encourage the children who participated to think collectively and discuss why autonomy and fighting for social justice is important.
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