[mgj-discuss] Oaxaca Film Screening, December 15th
kjohnson at riseup.net
Thu Nov 30 19:07:22 PST 2006
The teachers strike in Oaxaca, Mexico is not the beginning. For over 20
years, global economic forces have been dismantling public education in
Mexico, but always in the constant shadow of popular resistance...
Granito de Arena "A Grain of Sand"*
Friday December 15th
La Casa Community Center
3166 Mt. Pleasant Street NW
$5.00 donation (no one turned away, donations go to support striking
teachers in Oaxaca)
Granito de Arena is the story of that resistance – the story of hundreds
of thousands of public school teachers
whose grassroots, non-violent movement took Mexico by surprise, and who
have endured brutal repression in their 25-year struggle for social and
economic justice in Mexico's public schools.
The evening will include an update on the current situation in Oaxaca,
Mexico where a teachers strike which began in May has lead to a huge
popular uprising which is facing brutal state repression.
Award-winning Seattle filmmaker, Jill Freidberg (This is What Democracy
Looks Like, 2000), spent two years in southern Mexico documenting the
efforts of over 100,000 teachers, parents, and students fighting to
defend the country’s public education system from the devastating
impacts of economic globalization. Freidberg combines footage of strikes
and direct actions with 25 years worth of never-before-seen archival
images to deliver a compelling and unsettling story of resistance,
repression, commitment, and solidarity.
A sixty-minute documentary featuring: Eduardo Galeano and Maude Barlow,
Granito de Arena places the Mexican teachers’ struggle in a global
context clearly spelling out the relationship between economic
globalization and the worldwide public education crisis.
The Brian MacKenzie Infoshop
On Strike Productions
so c'mon friends, to the barricades again
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