Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 5pm, (doors open at 4:30)
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA
Liberated Lens and the Chiapas Support Committee present:
A program of documentary shorts on the anti-capitalist Resistance in southern Mexico.
The Resistance shares many of the principles and goals of the Zapatistas movement: autonomy from the capitalist economy, communalist self-government rooted in indigenous traditions, an end to the subordination of women, respect for the natural world. Indigenous women are at the forefront of many of these ongoing struggles. The films include:
All of This, We Are Going to Defend (2018, 15:56) by Caitlin Manning and Joe Bender
A Tzeltal community gathers in the mountains of Chiapas, one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. They share information, recuperate and develop techniques of agro-ecology (permaculture), while resisting the industrial farming practices promoted by the government and Monsanto/Bayer.
Angelina Gomez Lopez (2017, 11:06) by Caitlin Manning and Joe Bender
Angelina Gomez Lopez, an indigenous woman potter from Amatenango, Chiapas, is part of “the Resistance”. Her journey towards liberation began when she joined a women’s group organized by the Diocesan Coordination of Women.
Ik’ti Jme ‘tike (Dark Moon) (2013, 50:25) Experimental documentary by Ronyk and Thomas John
The daily life of Maya poet Angelina Suyul is portrayed using an unconventional audiovisual language that approaches both the personality and identity of its female protagonist as well as the meanings of her poetry.
The screenings will be followed by Q and A with the filmmakers and a discussion on the current situation in Chiapas with members of the Chiapas Support Committee.
Chiapas Support Committee will be selling crafts by Zapatista artisans. Profits from the sales, and half of the donations at the door, will go towards a fund to build schools in Zapatista territory. For more info on this project see:
$5 suggested donation- no one turned away for lack of funds— free popcorn.
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