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  2. thomas hays said:

    Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Thomas Hays and I am the Founder & Creative Director of the Pangaea Archival Network a group of people from a wide assortment of backgrounds who have come together to form the Pangaea Archival Network a non profit organization. We are currently awaiting our 501ce status and are preparing to launch a documentary trip that we feel will have the potential to be very significant.

    The Docu/Trip will be traveling down the Western coast of the United States, starting in Seattle, WA. going to San Diego, CA through to Mexico. We will visit the Mexican states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, the Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas documenting aspects of the lives of the indigenous people who live and work in those areas. We will then go south through Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and finally into Chile’, terminating in Santiago. The trip will cover roughly 6,500 – 10,000 miles. During the trip we will be documenting the different indigenous people of the America’s that we encounter, their unique cultures, rituals, languages, and the effects of corporate globalization upon their lives both past and present. We will be providing a speaking platform for the people of indigenous nations who are endeavoring to help create a green economy and alternative energy sources with innovative creations and ideas. We will visit the villages, the neighborhoods, the jungles, cities, cultural festivals, and the political protests, interviewing a wide variety of people. The information gained, we hope will prove a valuable aid to indigenous people and others who may be interested not only in the music, languages, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the America’s, but in their efforts to cope with the ever increasing effects of globalization.

    The video documentation will be developed into a multivolume set of DVDs designed for distribution within indigenous communities and to educational instructors in a wide variety of fields. Funds thus raised will go towards benefiting the least fortunate of those communities visited and aiding in distribution of the series to the indigenous schools and indigenous studies programs. This will help raise awareness of the how meaning is made in these diverse communities, often in the face of encroaching Capitalist consumerism. It has been noted by contemporary anthropologists that filmed ethnography of people, relays in a way that printed documentation never could, nuances of how culture is experienced and conveyed in a lived and embodied way. By examining the effects of corporate globalization upon the indigenous peoples of the Americas we can expand our understanding, our knowledge, and our ability to effect a positive change in our world as it enters this time of critical change.

    We will then continue to document indigenous peoples throughout the world, including Taiwan, China, India, Australia and many other countries. I feel as Creative Director and Founder of P.A.N. it is my hope that you will be interested in this project. I look forward to speaking with you soon concerning this.

    Thomas Hays

    Here is an earlier project I conducted that will give you an idea of my intentions with the P.A.N. project. These posters were taken to the Hague in 2007 as part of Selma Waldman’s exhibit and were published in “The Cost of Freedom” by Howling Dog Press. Thank you for your time.


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