In recent years, Mexico’s identity has been often associated to drug cartels violence and the influx of migrants headed to the United States. But there is another Mexico, only marginally affected by these phenomenons, where the way of life seems to have remained suspended in time, caught between tradition and modernity.
Tolimán is a small village located in a rural area of the state of Querétaro. This semi-arid zone of the Central Mexican Plateau, at 1,500-2,000 meters above sea level, is inhabited by small indigenous communities nearly self-sufficient from the outside world, where the common language continues to be the pre-Hispanic Otomí.
Here, the synergy between the religion and the ancient traditions linked to corn farming remains the fundamental pillar of society, and still determines the pace and lifestyle of the local population.