Hi there! I’m Maho Irigoyen, a Visual Storyteller based in Mexico. Originally from Argentina, I’ve travelled the world to create documentaries in Latin America, Europe and Asia. I work with media outlets, NGOs and brands to create inspiring stories that move their audiences and generate change. I direct and edit short films with a focus on gender, the LGBTQ+ community, women’s rights, the environment and ancestral cultures and traditions.
- Jacinta, the Flying WomanOriginating in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (parts of today's Mexico and Central America), the awe-inspiring Dance of the Flyers is a dangerous acrobatic ritual to call for rain. Against her family's will, Jacinta flew for the first time at age 18 to become the first female flyer in Mexico. In this short film by filmmakers Maho Irigoyen and David von Blohn, Jacinta reflects on the modern adaptations of her art form, earning acceptance from her family as an artist, and the adversity she faced as a w
- BRAVE: Land Defenders MuralMexico is a megadiverse country, part of the group of 17 nations that harbor the majority of Earth's species. However, that biodiversity is in grave danger, since the overexploitation of the land is a common occurrence and land defenders are routinely murdered in the country. That's why Amnesty International started the global campaign BRAVE, to create awareness about this issue.
- Reproductive Rights in GuatemalaEver since she was a child, Marta (a 28 year old indigenous woman from Guatemala) was curious about what it meant to become a woman. Stigma and lack of access to information meant she didn't get the resources she needed at the time. Now, she's learning this vital information to provide a better future for herself and her children.
- When the Dead come to townOnce a year, Mexicans call back their dead ones to eat, drink and dance with them. Elaborate offerings are made and parades are thrown to celebrate the lives of those who passed away, and welcome them for a short visit. In Oaxaca, a state in the south, Day of the Dead is one of the most important festivities, and it's carried out with both great joy and sadness.
- Finding refuge in musicMusic was everywhere in Damascus until the war started in Syria. Nabil Arbaain, an oud player, chose to speak out against injustice and found himself blacklisted by the government. Forced to leave for fear of his life and that of his family, he moved to Berlin, a welcoming city that he now calls home.
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Documentary Filmmaker and EditorFreelance
Mexico City, MexicoFreelance
I've been producing short documentaries for media outlets, music videos, commercials and other media, with a focus on storytelling and cinematic visuals. Clients include media outlets like AJ+, MSNBC, National Geographic and News Deeply, international organizations such as Amnesty International, the impact investment sector and local NGOs.
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- Abode Premiere
- Davinci Resolve
- Adobe Suite
BachelorUniversidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano
- Santiago, Chile
Graduated with Honors from Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Santiago de Chile after completing my first documentary feature: Abu Blanco, Cerro Wechuraba.