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The Tree Of Knowledge (1982)

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Set in Huehuetla, Puebla, a Totonac Indian community in East Central Mexico, The Tree of Knowledge contrasts two systems of education. The public school system uses patriotic symbols to “integrate” Indian pupils into the national culture while teaching them to reject their own identity. Companion film: Tree of Life

By Bruce “Pacho” Lane
With Andrea Merrim, Mary Fukumoto
English narration
Color
25 minutes
1982