The Mexican anthropologist, singer and songwriter Lila Downs presented a documentary called "Mexico Salvaje" (Wild Mexico), in Mexico City, on Tuesday. During the event's press conference, the famous singer called for the divulgement of information on global biodiversity to better know the world and the other living beings, in order to create a "better future" in harmony with the environment.
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"It would be very good for us to know a little more about our reptilian brothers, our little deer brothers and our brothers the little horses," the singer from Oaxaca said during the press conference.
Lila Downs is the narrator for the "Mexico Salvaje" docu-series. The documentary, produced by the BBC, celebrates Mexico's biodiversity, geography, climate and culture. The first episode will air on September 13 on Discovery Channel.
The documentary was produced by Patrick Morris, who has been capturing Mexico's and the world's wildlife for over 3 decades. "Mexico Salvaje" is divided into three episodes, and covers environmental and cultural themes of Mexico's life. Lila Downs described it as "a good step to have a better future."
"We need to pay more attention to our environment and other living beings in schools and academic classrooms," argued Downs, emphasizing that this measure will allow people not to look to endemic species as something strange.
Knowing the environment let us "be able to learn and look for ways to improve our nature in Mexico," said the singer of traditional Mexican music.