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SF: ATENCO - BREAKING THE SEIGE, screening at Station 40
Date Friday June 23
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
3030B 16th street,
between Mission Street and Valencia,
across from Bart plaza
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorStation 40
Emailzapatita [at]
Synopsis (from the Canal 6 de Julio website):

This video analyzes the events in San Salvador Atenco during the first days of May, 2006 and denounces the violation of the civilian population’s human rights by state and federal police forces. The documentary deconstructs the mass media’s operating methods, which were responsible for creating a climate of fear and an information blockade on the events in San Salvador Atenco, in the midst of an especially delicate situation: the 2006 process of presidential succession in Mexico.

NOTE: Much of the violence in Atenco was captured by television cameras, but few outside of Mexico have seen this footage. The filmmakers present not only the in-the-street shots of police savagely beating “anything that moved,” but also clips of the commercial news anchors flagrantly calling out for more repression of the popular movement from the state. Combined with Canal 6 de Julio and Promedios’ own work investigating the scene in Atenco and interviewing many of the townspeople, this is a powerful document of a turning point in Mexican history.

Accompanied by another recent short film documenting atrocities committed in Atenco.

Along with brief presentations by and after- film conversation with several Bay Area groups in support of the Zapatista's Other Campaign and radical resistance in Mexico.

All donations go directly to Oaxaca and Atenco

Read More about Atenco and the Zapatista Other Campaign
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 21st, 2006 3:15 AM

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