Come to our next film night – Tuesday 24 June

Hola a tod@s,

The Wellington Zapatista Support Group will show 2 films made by Zapatista communities next Tuesday 24 June starting at 8pm. The venue for the screening is Happy, corner Vivian and Tory Streets, Wellington city.

‘We Speak Against Injustice’ (2003, 34 mins) and ‘The Silence of the Zapatistas’ (2001, 12 mins) tell the story of the popular struggle for the rights of indigenous peoples in Mexico. Military and paramilitary violence against Zapatista communities is seen in the context of globalisation: The state and federal government uses violence to pressure Zapatista communities to leave their land, so that natural resources can be exploited.

Entry to the film night is by koha/donation. All proceeds go towards the provision of health care in Zapatista communities in the caracol of La Garrucha, one of the areas affected by the recent military and paramilitary attacks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

saludos,

Wellington Zapatista Support Group

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