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DMTV Presents:
Survival in the Weave
Luana Karr | DMTV


Kumeyaay baskets. Google Images


Just as the Kumeyaay weave their hearts into the baskets they create, so does Director Edward Hermoza Kramer as he weaves his magic into visual, creative storytelling to document the cultural landscape of the Kumeyaay Indians of Southern & Baja California.

Emmy-award-winning director and producer Edward was formerly Station Manager for Del Mar Television and continues to be an educator and mentor to the production group. “Survival in the Weave” offers us a glimpse into the world of the Kumeyaay, one of the many Native American tribes split by the USA-Mexican border. Gloria Castaneda featured in the video was a Kumeyaay elder, a master basket weaver and the driving force in helping her village to turn ancient traditions into modern commodities. She walks the delicate line between product and sacred tradition as she finds survival in the weave. Dr. Deborah W. Dozier is a professor of American Indian Studies at Palomar College and anthropologist helps us gain an understanding of the struggles of this Native American tribe and served as associate producer for the production.

Edward Hermoza Kramer and Editor Carlos Miranda keep you visually engaged; Story teller is Lupe Dancin’ Bear Rivera. while the original score by Joseph Julius Gonzalez and singer Juan Meza Cuero mesmerizes your senses. You can feel the fire, smell the grass reeds and taste the dust. “Making this film was a great revelation of the struggles of globalization and identity happening right in our own backyard every day,” says Edward.

You can experience “Survival in The Weave” on Del Mar Television at 10 a.m. Sundays and 9 p.m. Tuesdays. It streams on our website as well at delmartv.com


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