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Radio Autonomía: Interview with Simon Sidello about New Documentary: "Gaurda Bosques"
On Saturday Feb 16th we were able to Interview Simon Sedillo from ManoVuelta Films about his new documentary “Gaurda Bosques”: A film about the struggle for autonomy, land, self determination and self defense in the community of Cheran, Michoacan Mexico. Below you will find a brief intro to the documentary taken from El Enemigo Comun
“On April 15th 2011, when organized crime thugs teamed up with the logging industry and different government agencies to pillage precious and sacred forests at gun-point, the indigenous Purepecha community of Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico rose up with sticks, rocks, and bottle rockets against what can only be described as their local narco-government. Since then, they have taken the authorities offices, weapons, and pick-up trucks, ousted all political parties and all local and state police, and have re-established a traditional form of self-governance that includes its own council of elders, a community “police”, known as a “ronda”, and its own forest defense team, or forest keepers, known as the “Guarda Bosques.” In the following interview, Simon Sidello updates us on making the film, "Gaurda Bosques" and the struggle of autonomy and self defense in Cheran, Michoacan. To stay involved and updated with the struggle in Cheran please check out El Enemigo Comun Please check out Radio Autonomía for out past interviews and shows.