el machete: la lucha por el poder popular

Oaxaca 2007. Documentation of some of the indigenous women and youth participating in digital video workshops through the auspices of proyecto autogestion and CODEP, Comite de defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo.

These are fotos of some of the camera-persons involved in proyecto autogestion’s debut film project: “el machete: la lucha por el poder popular” now screening all over.

All the camera-persons are indigenous community members, mostly women and youth, organizing under the auspices of CODEP, the Committee Organized in Defense of the People’s Rights. The editing was completed through collective media arts workshops, which now, along with donated equipment, have contributed to the ability of CODEP to edit its own film projects from now on.

Download the SlideShow (5.2 MB) | Download the Trailer (51.7 MB)

“Proyecto Autogestion” is the fusion of elenemigocomun.net and Palenque Urbana in an attempt to challenge models of international solidarity with communities in resistance by contributing to their self-empowerment through media workshops and equipment.

Documental: EL MACHETE (2006-2007) – Oaxaca, Mexico

CODEP APPO: Desde Oaxaca, México, compartimos este documental que fué producido en 2007 a raíz de la lucha que el Pueblo de Oaxaca desarrollamos heroicamente en el 2006.

Se percibe cómo nuestra lucha por la construcción del Poder Popular está en constante contradicción al capitalsimo, por eso es acosada y reprimida.

Reflejamos las raíces de nuestros pueblos y la vida envuelta en los problemas que nos causa el gobierno Mexicano y el sitema capitalista para continuar con el exterminio que desde hace más de 500 años no cesa.

2 Comments

  1. That’s real solidarity…big ups to el enemigo común and palenque urbana!

  2. We would like to preview El Machete for possible inclusion into The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. The deadline for film submissions is Feb. 15th with possible extension depending on circumstances.

    Please contact me asap if you are interested.

    time is running out !

    thank you.

    ~ chloe
    The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
    nolahumanrights.org

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