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A Little Bit of So Much Truth (Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad)

Thousands of schoolteachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, and students took over 14 radio stations and one TV station, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice.

September 8th, 2007 – Corrugated Films writes: A Little Bit of So Much Truth (Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad) now available from Corrugated Films.

From the award-winning producer of “Granito de Arena” (Grain of Sand) and “This is What Democracy Looks Like,” comes a new documentary about the Oaxaca uprising.

In the summer of 2006, a non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution of the 21st century.

But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca.

A Little Bit of So Much Truth captures the unprecedented phenomenon that emerged when thousands of schoolteachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, and students took over 14 radio stations and one TV station, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice.

After spending two years in Oaxaca, producing Granito de Arena, filmmaker Jill Freidberg returned to Oaxaca in 2006, and joined forces with Oaxacan media collective Mal de Ojo TV, to tell the story of the people who put their lives on the line to give a voice to their struggle.

Narrated with audio and video recordings from the occupied media outlets, the film delivers a breath-taking, intimate account of a year that changed Mexico forever, and raises important questions about the role of the media in the 21st century.

Purchase the film, organize a screening, or find out when the film will screen in your community at: www.corrugate.org

Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad

A Little Bit of So Much Truth

source: groups.yahoo.com/group/oaxacastudyactiongroup/

By El Enemigo Común

A bilingual website in solidarity with social movements in Mexico. // Un sitio web bilingüe en solidaridad con los movimientos sociales en México.

1 reply on “A Little Bit of So Much Truth (Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad)”

I heard Jill Friedberg on the local NPR outlet here in Chicago yesterday. Well, I was following the events down there last year, but her account was yet another instance of just how little filters through the media about such things. I’ve been to Oaxaca but it’s been a while (1985). The story of the uprising there is one that must be told. See you at Decima Musa tomorrow!

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