Quality Work

This story gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own lives. Do we put our lives in the hands of others and blame them for our situation? If so, this story invites us to take a step forward and take responsability for our lives. Being thankfull for what we have and focusing our energy on improving our lives gives us an oportunity to stop being victims and change our lives for the better.   The choice is ours. Abandon fear and fanaticism. We can stop blaming others now for our mistakes and choose to be free.
José Jiménez in his tailoring shop
Jose Jimenez started tailoring the year I was born, 1971. He chose to be happy working. To live his life and value his health. Which path have you chosen? Do you chose a path that allows you to live from your efforts or do you live blaming others for what happens to you?

While making this short audio-slide show, Jose taught me the main obstacle we face in life is ourselves, because instead of creating our lives, we spend our energy blaming others for our failures. There are many things we would like to do but don´t even try, because we´re afraid of what other´s might say or fear failure.

To remember how important it´s that we build our own future, Jose displays a sign in his shop that says “Don´t be afraid of the competition, but fear incompetence.” It´s incompetent to fear taking control of our lives. Fear betrays us and turns us into victims who live blaming others for our failures.

Jose has a job that is truly ecological, and althought he never win prizes, it´s thanks to people like him that our world isn´t totally contaminated. How many “ecologists” are there who take their clothes to the tailor and how many who buy the “latest brands” and throw away perfectly usable clothing?

If it´s true, as many say, that we care about the planet and humanity, would it not be better to repair clothing in good condition instead of buying new clothes made by a factory slave, or even worse by robotic soulless machines?

Jose recognizes that thanks to “His boss,” God, and his parents who gave him love, respect and education, he has been able to lead a happy life, and above all, to accept and overcome difficult times that come and go.

This story gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own lives. Do we put our lives in the hands of others and blame them for our situation? If so, this story invites us to take a step forward and take responsability for our lives. Being thankfull for what we have and focusing our energy on improving our lives gives us an oportunity to stop being victims and change our lives for the better.

The choice is ours. Abandon fear and fanaticism. We can stop blaming others now for our mistakes and choose to be free.


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The Equation of the Universe

The Equation of the Universe is a Chico Sanchez's multimedia story that focuses on the philosophies and poetry of Joaquin Vazquez Manzano “Miyelito”, that speak to his so called "Equation of the Universe" and unveils his "Secrets of Destiny."

Poet by heart and prophet by vocation, with millenary wisdom inherited from his parents and ancestors, this Andalusian offers a masterful lesson in common sense and understanding that exposes the lies on which today's society is based.


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Brotherhoods

   Brotherhoods is an audio-slideshow produced with images and sounds from Easter Holy Week in Baeza, in the Jaen province of Andalusia in southern Spain.     The historian Juan Cruz Ruiz talks about the celebrations of the Easter Week in Baeza, one of the oldests of Spain, explain the origins of the brotherhoods and the relation of Semana Santa and the history of Baeza, one of the most important village in the history of Spain.
Easter Week in Baeza. Photo by Chico Sánchez
Brotherhoods is an audio-slideshow produced with images and sounds from Easter Holy Week in Baeza, in the Jaen province of Andalusia in southern Spain.


The historian Juan Cruz Ruiz talks about the celebrations of the Easter Week in Baeza, one of the oldests of Spain, explain the origins of the brotherhoods and the relation of Semana Santa and the history of Baeza, one of the most important village in the history of Spain.


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Hanal Pixan. Day of the Dead

Audio-slide show about the Day of the Day or Hanal Pixan in Pomuch village, where they have a unique custom of cleaning off the bones of their late loved ones.      The town is located in the municipality of Hecelchakán in Mexico´s Campeche state on the Yucatan peninsula.     The cleaning of the bones is of Mayan origin an today we see that pepole putting candles, using sheets. This came with the colonization of our country Mexico and to Pomuch.
Hanal Pixan. Day of the Dead in Pomuch, Campeche
Audio-slide show about the Day of the Day or Hanal Pixan in Pomuch village, where they have a unique custom of cleaning off the bones of their late loved ones.

The town is located in the municipality of Hecelchakán in Mexico´s Campeche state on the Yucatan peninsula.

The cleaning of the bones is of Mayan origin an today we see that pepole putting candles, using sheets. This came with the colonization of our country Mexico and to Pomuch.


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Corpus Christi (Body of Christ)

An audio-slide show about a rural village's celebration of Corpus Christi, where people in El Gastor in the Sierra de Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, venerate Christ with natures' gifts, flowers and altars.

Interview with Jose Luis Iglesias Palacios. Music by Gastorenian pipe player Juan Cruz Valle. Processional march music by Banda de Musica Gastoreña.



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Playing God

Kukenan mountain. Great Savannah. Venezuela.
Photo by Chico Sanchez
Playing God is an audio-slide show where you'll listen to bee keeper and Queen Bee breeder Alejandro Patricio García explains the importance of insects due to their pollination powers.

He also touches on the catastrophic damage that agrochemical based monoculture has leashed on our world.

He sees big agro as putting us at huge risk by "playing God" with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and spraying herbicides and insecticides that destroy the soil. He warns this is what's triggering significant changes in our weather, especially flooding. This bee keeper advises us that the only solution is to return to nature. To respect life and our environment.


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Fatima

Sharing "Fatima", a very short audio-slide show about a religious celebration in the tiny village of El Gastor in Spain´s Sierra de Cádiz, Andalusía.

Local women host the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their homes every day of May, creating altars to place her on. Other villagers gather at the homes, sharing company and food.

Since today´s young aren´t interested in this tradition, this Our Lady of Fatima celebration from El Gastor, like many other traditional Catholic rituals, it´s likely to disappear with today´s senior generation.


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