The barefoot basketball of Triquis

INSTITUTE MEXICO DE HUATULCO – MEXICO

The Triquis are an indigenous population that lives in one of the poorest areas of Mexico, the Mixteca region. Their children are famous for playing barefoot basketball. This skill led them to play in the NBA and challenge European teams like Barcelona. The private IMH institute in Huatulco hosts for free 40 of these children, encouraging them to keep alive their culture and their passion for sport.

LINKS
http://www.imh.edu.mx/
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A.B.I.M. – ACADEMIA DE BALONCESTO INDIGENA MEXICO

THANKS / CREDITS
Tere Zimbron Garranza, Istituto México de Huatulco, Rigoberto Martinez Sandoval, A.B.I.M. and Sergio Zuniga, Los niños Triquis, Eugenio Camarillo L.

Videos of Triquis Villages courtesy of SoyPixel Studio ©2017

MUSIC
Journeys by Scott Buckley https://www.scottbuckley.com.au
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