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The Art of Weaving Textiles For A Better Life

The small pueblo of San Juan la Laguna (Solola, Guatemala) sits on the edge of Lake Atitlan—one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Unlike most villages on the lake, San Juan plays host to few tourists other than for day-visits, and is home to an exemplary self-started push to improve the village. "Poco a Poco" (Little by Little) takes a close look at the life of Rosa one of the leading textile makers in San Juan, and explores the work she and the other many, many textile cooperatives in the village do to create tourist-attracting fabrics in traditional Mayan ways. The story of the textile cooperatives is a tale of both challenge, hope and happiness.

This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew.


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