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El Enemigo Común (The Common Enemy)
Date Thursday February 16
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Nonviolence
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Indymedia presents...
El Enemigo Común (The Common Enemy)
Directed by: Simon Sedillo - Director in Attendence

Thursday February 16th at 8:00pm at the Resource Center for Nonviolence

"el enemigo común" scratches beneath the surface of neoliberalism, at some of the its most hidden atrocities in recent North American history. The film documents instances of paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2002 through 2005 while including scenes from an international human rights movement in 2003, in Miami against the Free Trade Area of the America's, and in Cancun against the World Trade Organization. The three locations in isolation expose the disparity of North American resistances, but together bring us closer to understanding the nature of an emerging common struggle.

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and direct actions set behind the compelling faces and voices of survivors of incomprehensible atrocities expose the extremes of these relevant acts of modern political repression. The film challenges what we already know about paramilitary activity in Mexico, US involvement in said activity, and the current face of resistance against human indignity and injustice in North America Today.

Bouncing back and forth from community to community, "el enemigo común" is both an introduction to some of the many ignored resistances in North America, and it is also an urgent call to action for international civil society, to stand in solidarity against state sponsored repression and for human peace, dignity and justice, in Oaxaca, Mexico. The film provides a historical context for the current violent incarnation of capitalism and empire, and provokes action against it as a common enemy.

watch the trailer : http://houston.indymedia.org/uploads/sequence_1.mov

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is located at 515 Broadway in Santa Cruz, CA 95060. The cross street is Ocean.

Suggested Donation $5 - No one turned away for lack of funds

http://elenemigocomun.blogspot.com

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 8th, 2006 10:42 PM

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