Cuezpallin is a well rounded artist film maker with accomplishments in mural painting,web development, photography, animation and film. He is the director of the documentary film “Tatakeri” currently in post production and filmed over two years in Michoacan, Mexico which immerses the viewer in the world of the P’urepecha peoples through the wings of the Monarch butterflies. He is a board member for the Coalition of Indigenous Communities from Oaxaca (cocio.org) and a youth mentor at (izcalli.org).
He is a leading expert in multimedia resource development with an emphasis in education and cultural diversity. He has taught students from middle school to college for 7 years in the areas of documentary film, social justice and cultural awareness. He continues to conduct workshops/classes that motivate students creatively and help empower them and their voices through the arts. In addition he has participated in research in the areas of cave paintings, oral history archives and radio programs.
In 2014 he served as a judge for the 7th annual Future Voices of New Mexico student film awards. He also joined google’s Indigenous languages revitalization initiative and is part of a community of native educators who are producing multimedia resources to help others in the continuation of Native American Languages. Cuez enjoys traveling and listening to elders stories about cosmology. He is an aspiring interactive children’s picture book Author and has a cat named Tlalolin.
Cuez looks forward to an exciting year, teaching 6th grade multimedia and building a foundation program for teaching students to be adept learners in the digital generation. He’s enthusiastic to see new creativity and original ideas and can’t wait to watch his talented students grow into mature well rounded and responsable young adults!