Join three long-term activists and filmmakers as they report back from the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico. They will screen recent video footage from the frontlines of the struggle for dignity and democracy in Oaxaca and follow the screening with a brief discussion of solidarity work with the people of Oaxaca.
Jill Friedberg (director of This is What Democracy Looks Like and Granito de Arena)
Shannon Young (Free Speech Radio News)
Vladimir Flores (Mal de Ojo video collective, Indymedia Oaxaca)
February 23rd, 2007
Rhizome Collective (Bring a chair if you have one and warm clothes if you need them)
300 Allen Street (for directions: rhizomecollective.org/directions.html)
for more information email: austinactiongroupoax (at) gmail.com
What started out as an annual teachers strike in the south-eastern Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest popular rebellion in Mexico in over a decade. To date, human rights organizations report that there have been hundreds of illegal detentions, disappearances and injuries, and at least eighteen documented deaths.