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Mexico - The Ballad of Juan Quezada, May 2005


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THE BALLAD OF JUAN QUEZADA
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In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Macarena Hernández meets Juan Quezada, a man who 40 years ago found ancient ceramic pots painted by the Paquime Indians. Quezada taught himself to make copies of the pots, and his pots eventually found their way to an anthropologist and art collector. Quezada became famous for his pottery, as are others in his village who he taught to be masters of the craft. Now the once dying town is prosperous.