Jannah, by Giulia Iacolutti


In 1995 a group of Sufi Murabitun Muslims travelled from Granada, Spain, to Chiapas, a state of mostly indigenous Mayans in southern Mexico known at that time for the presence of the revolutionary militant group "Zapatista National Liberation Army", where they began to disseminate the principles of Islam.

Jannah (in Arabic "Garden", the Islamic concept of paradise), tells the story of a little tzotzil community that lives in a nature reserve near the city of San Cristobal, in a territory where people try to preserve indigenous traditions with ideologies external to their environment, building their own paradise.

She is an independent documentary photographer working mainly on personal projects in Mexico and Italy. Her work explores social and political issues that are strongly related to the construction of identity.


Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt