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News :: Labor
new film "The Power of Oaxaca's Commune" by Contraimagen
08 Nov 2007
Synopsis:

APPO (Oaxaca’s People Summit) goes through a profound self-organizational experience, which demonstrates that mass movements are capable of resolving critical issues such as the re-organization of the mass media.

The Oaxacan Women’s Committee takes over a government radio station and Channel 9, an immense an important media complex that the former governor of Oaxaca, Ulysses Ruiz ran for his personal use. However, during the Oaxacan uprising these stations belonged to the people.

The PRI has attacked, murdered, raped and stepped on the movement in Oaxaca, today the situation remains unresolved. Brad Will is one of the many martyrs that have died fighting for freedom. This documentary is filmed during the most intense struggle and demonstrates that the powerful and oppressor may murder over and over, but the hope of freedom never dies.
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Sinopsis:
The revolutionary process in Oaxaca undertakes the overall regime crisis in Mexico. The deep self-organization experience that the APPO (People's Summit) is carrying ahead, demonstrates that the mass movement is capable of resolving the most profound issues, such as the re-organization of mass media, as the Women Committee have been doing with the state Radios and the Channel9, a huge media complex that former governor Ulysses Ruiz used for his own means and belonged to the peoples during the uprising.



The PRI has attacked, murdered, raped and stepped on the movement at Oaxaca, today the situation remains unresolved. Brad will is another martyr of the hundreds that have died fighting for freedom. This documentary is filmed during the most intense struggle and demonstrates that the powerful and oppressor may kill us over and over, but the hope of freedom never dies.

MAKE YOUR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BUY THIS VIDEO AND SUPPORT INDEPENDENT CINEMA PRODUCTION.
TO ORDER: contra.imagen.usa (at) gmail.com


Press and Festivals:

2007 V I S U A L I Z E D: MESSAGES IN MOTION - Thursday, November 1st thru Sunday, November 4th - DENVER, COLORADO
OPINIONS FROM THE ORGANIZERS OF VISUALIZED
We, the Visualized: Messages in Motion Film Festival, in Denver, Colorado screened 'Oaxaca: El Poder de la Comuna' on opening night of our festival.

The crowd found it eye-opening and inspirational. "The success of the people of Oaxaca taking over radio and television was encouraging and exciting!", said one viewer.

It is a spectacular example of what can happen when bosses are not needed, and what people can accomplish when they organize themselves. This whole fiction of
hierarchy needs to be dismantled.

We, in the U.S., need to understand that what happened in Oaxaca is crucial to the survival of the continuing struggle in the world. The sooner Americans see that
people in the world are creating change for a better world, the sooner things may actually change here!

In addition, the high energy soundtrack carried the viewer from scene to scene without allowing the movie to slow down!

Jill Dreier - Co-Organizer - Visualized Film Festival

2007 V I S U A L I Z E D: MESSAGES IN MOTION - Thursday, November 1st thru Sunday, November 4th - DENVER, COLORADO


http://www.visualizedfilmfest.org/index-home.htm

MUESTRA DE CINE DOCUMENTAL ARGENTINO
Complejo Tita Merello - Suipacha 442 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Del 19 de abril al 2 de mayo
http://www.docacine.com.ar/MUESTRADOCA.htm
http://www.docacine.com.ar/boletin/imagenes/triptico_ciclo.pdf

Instituto del Pensamiento Socialista de Argentina, viernes 15 de diciembre 2006:
http://www.ips.org.ar/article.php3?id_article=228


Festival Latinoamericano de la Clase Obrera / FELCO / Argentina, Brazil, México. Diciembre a Marzo 2006.
http://www.felcoargentina.com.ar/inspopulares.html

Muestra Internacional de Cine y Video Documento – La Paz, Bolivia, Jueves 19 de Abril - Cine 6 de Agosto http://fundacionchasquis.org/muestrabolivia/programacionjueves.htm
Ciclo de video debate obrero-estudiantil en Comunicación-Universidad Mayor de San Andrés – Bolivia.
http://www.lorci.org/article.php3?id_article=298

Ciclo: Cine militante contemporáneo
Centro Cultural Recoleta - Argentina
http://www.elreverso.com.ar/index.php?campo=ciclo&valor=1665


Advertisement in NYC Indymedia
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/92325.html

Rally in the UK in Solidarity with Brad
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/world/2007/10/384574.html



COMING UP:

http://www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org/cms/

Coming soon in Minneapolis:

http://theparkwaytheater.com/

In the next 2 weeks there will be Screenings in New York, check NYC Indymedia for more information.
See also:
http://cimagen.blogspot.com

This work is in the public domain
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