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Grupo Alavío film screening

Thursday, May 11, 2006
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location Details:
Station 40--
3030 b 16th Street at Mission st.

Group Alavio - argentine direct action and video
collective - presents San Francisco
From: gaba <>

May 11th - 2006 - 8:00 pm at Station 40 - 3030 b 16th Street at Mission st.

A participant from Grupo Alavío will present several short films on Argentina 30 years after the coup and Argentina’s occupied factory movement.

Argentina 30 years after the coup (compilation of short films)

This March 24, Argentines commemorated the 30 year anniversary of the
nation's 1976 military coup and the brutal nightmare of state terror
that followed.

Letter to the Military Junta, 6min, 1996, Grupo Alavío

Rodolfo Walsh wrote the “Open Letter to the Military Junta” on the first
anniversary of the military coup in 1977 reporting the tortures, mass
killings, and thousands of disappearances. The political writer was
disappeared just one day after the letter was distributed. This 6 minute
video essay reconstructs Walsh’s powerful report, imagery from the
bloody dictatorship and the writer’s disappearance.

Escrache a Videla, 12min, 2006, Grupo Alavío

Events to mark the 30 years since Argentina's military junta kicked off
with an escrache or “exposure” protest against the coup's first
dictator, Jorge Rafael Videla. Over 10,000 people participated in the
protest in front of Videla's home, where he is under house arrest in
connection with numerous charges of human rights abuse. Human rights
group H.I.J.O.S. brought a crane and gave the ending remarks directly in
front of Videla's fifth floor apartment.

Zanon (building resistance), 18min, 2003

In 2001 Zanon’s owner fires the workers at Latin America’s largest
ceramics plant in the Southern Province of Neuquén. After resisting
outside the plant, the group of workers decide collectively to
recuperate and put the plant to produce. In the film, Zanon ceramists
narrate their day-to-day work, struggles and hopes to continue
production under worker control. Currently, 470 employees work at
FaSinPat (Factory without a boss) under worker control.

Compañeras, 45min, 2005

Compañeras is a documentary which brings together four South American
working women who give testimony of their lives and daily struggles:
Magdalena works on a small farm in the province of San Juan; Karina is a
train conductor; Regina lives in Villa Fiorito and collects cardboard
from the streets, classifies, and then sells it; Nina is a militant from
the 1970s, during which time she exiled from Argentina to Nicaragua
where she participated in the Sandinista Revolution. Their inspiring
stories represent the variety of experiences that women everywhere are
faced with as they struggle for self-respect and survival. Produced in
2005 by the Argentine collective,

Grupo Alavío, Argentine direct action and video collective has
participated in working class struggles and supported them with
audio-visual materials for over 15 years. Grupo Alavío has produced over
50 films dealing with many social conflicts: occupied factories,
unemployed worker organizations, political prisoners, Mothers of Plaza
de Mayo, subway workers struggling for a 6 hour workday, art and Iraq.
Alavío just launched the internet community TV station,

Marie can be reached at 323-823-1712
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 8, 2006 1:31PM
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