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"Cuando Una Mujer Avanza" with Mare and Simon Sedillo, Oakland, 4/27/12: audio and photos
by Dave Id
Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:16 PM
"Cuando Una Mujer Avanza / When a Woman Steps Forward" is a documentary film produced by Simon Sedillo which covers the experiences, worldview, and motivations of Oaxacan female hiphop performer Mare. Simon and Mare are touring the U.S. promoting the film, currently in the Bay Area. On April 27th, Mare and Simon screened the film at The Holdout in Oakland. Mare performed several songs for an enthusiastic audience, then the film maker and musical artist graciously took a good number questions from the audience for about a half hour (full audio below).
[Pictured above: Mare and Simon Sedillo introduce "Cuando Una Mujer Avanza" before the screening]

Cuando Una Mujer Avanza (When a Woman Takes a Step Forward)


A documentary film about "Mare" a female hip hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. Mare is medicine for the devaluating experiences of many young women of color today. As a young native Zapotec female MC born in Oaxaca City, her unique life experience is a rarely heard perspective on life and community liberation. As an up and coming MC in a state know for popular and indigenous rebellion, Mare's life and experience has been channeled into very power full and conscious rapping and singing.


MAY DAY: Look for Mare to be performing in Oakland on Tuesday, May 1st, during the May Day General Strike, most likely at Oscar Grant Plaza around noon and/or at the Fruitvale BART station before the March for Dignity and Resistance heads downtown at 3pm.

The film is also screening again, tonight, in San Francisco:

"Cuando Una Mujer Avanza" with director Simon Zedillo
Sunday, April 29th, 2012.
8 p.m.
The New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco
(Near 7th and Folsom, Sherman runs parallel to 7th between Folsom and Harrison)
As always these screenings are free to all, and are Participatory Cinema Events, so please bring beverages, light snacks, and comments to share.

§Introducing "Cuando Una Mujer Avanza"
by Dave Id Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:16 PM
(audio 3:55)
§Mare performs at The Holdout
by Dave Id Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:16 PM
§Audio of Mare's performance
by Dave Id Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:16 PM
(audio 16:08)
§Q&A about Mare's art, production of the film, Oaxaca, and more
by Dave Id Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:16 PM
(audio 31:55)

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by irlandeso
Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 10:14 PM
Thanks for posting this Dave. Looking forward to seeing Mare and the movie. Will prolly be heading to Santa Cruz cuz a homie from the Valley is gonna be performing with her there too. Much love!
by estelle
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 9:28 AM
Any confirmation of where Mare will be performing?
by Laguneros Internet Cafe
(info [at] Friday May 4th, 2012 11:21 AM
Wednesday May 16th we are honored to be hosting Mare and Simon for the screening of "Cuando Una Mujer Avanza / When a Woman Steps Forward"

7pm @ 4405E 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814 (562)608-8655