Thursday, May 05, 2005

Big Noise Film "Zapatista!" to be screened on Sunday, May 8th

It's almost the end of another Cinco de Mayo day. And what's left to say, in the few minutes before the clock strikes twelve and it becomes seis de Mayo? How 'bout this? Mexico may have defeated France in 1862, or whenever that was, but indigenous Mexico is still struggling against the big monster of neo-liberalism and corporate globalism.

On Sunday, May 8th, at 7pm, you can check out Big Noise Productions' 1998 film "Zapatista", which gives a discerning view of NAFTA's impact on the peasant/campesino class of Mexico.

Here's a short blurb from a promotional website:
"ZAPATISTA! is an inspiring first-hand account of a struggle that will challenge the way you think about the world. Armed with sticks and words against a First World military, eight thousand Zapatistas have fought 75,000 Federal troops to a stand-still. Ignored by a mainstream press that cannot and will not cover them, the Zapatistas have used poems and children's stories smuggled on horseback and distributed on the internet, to permanently transform the political imagination of a nation. ZAPATISTA! offers us a new way of thinking about political struggle and about what it means to live as a human being."

w/ Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, Rage Against the Machine, and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Highly recommended.

"Zapatista!" screens on Sunday, May 8th, 7pm, at 1919 Hemphill. Open to all--Free admission. FMI: 817.920.9665

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