Monarch Butterflies Aren’t Important to this Mexican Community. You May Have Heard Otherwise I NOVA


From NOVA PBS Official.

Monarchs, Mexico, and misinformation: Discover a piece of false information about monarch butterflies and Mexico’s Indigenous Purépecha community, and why tourism may be partly to blame.

This video reports on misinformation regarding Mexico’s Indigenous Purépecha community, explaining that monarch butterflies do not have cultural importance for the Purépecha, although they do have significance for other Indigenous communities in the region.


Digital Producer:
Arlo Pérez
Production Assistance:
Hannah Gotwals, Robin Kazmier, Christina Monnen, Amanda Willis

Special thanks to:
Timothy James Buckley
Matthew Buckley
Academic Film Archive of North America

© WGBH Educational Foundation 2021

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