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Dispatches From Rebel Mexico: Radical Film From Mexico
Date Saturday July 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
AK Press
674-A 23rd St
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorGreg Berger
Dispatches From Rebel Mexico
Saturday, July 24th
AK Press
674-A 23rd St
Oakland, CA 94612

Come join us for an evening of radical films from
Mexico! A fundraiser to benefit the production of a
new documentary about the construction of rebel civil
instiutions - and a new basketball league - in
Zapatista communities in Chiapas.

On saturday, July 24, U.S. born, Mexico based
filmmaker Greg Berger will present excerpts from his
ongoing interactive video tour, "Dispatches From Rebel
Mexico." Films excerpted will include: "Tlalnepantla:
The Price of Democracy" about the attempt of an
indigenous town in Morelos state to declare itself
autonomous, and the tragedy of subsequent police
repression; "Atenco: The Machete Rebellion" which
chronicles the successful struggle of a farming town
adjacent to Mexico City against a proposed airport
which would have confiscated communal land established
as a result of the Mexican revolution; and
"Gringothon," a humorous short film about a lone
gringo's attempt to raise money in the streets of
Mexico City to support a guerrilla insurgency in the
United States.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the
production of Greg's new documentary on basketball in
the highlands of Zapatista Chiapas. In recent years,
civilian supporters of the Zapatista movement have
begun building their autonomy through the construction
of indpendent, indigenous controlled, civil
institutions. One of these institutions is the
Autonomous Rebel Zapatista High School, whose
"education promotors" (teachers-in-training) have
formed a highly successful basketball league. A new
documentary will follow the basketball league and
explore this new phase of the Zapatista's evolution,
during which rebel indigenous communities have begun
the arduous task of creating local, concrete,
alternatives to the global neoliberal order. This new
documentary will also make the story of the Zapatista
struggle accesible to a whole new audience: the
world's millions of basketball fans.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 21st, 2004 8:27 PM
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