September 9, 2020
From Radical Guide

Please note: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Stay tuned for updates

The Chiapas Support Committee, in partnership with Liberated Lens, A Radical Guide, and Endeavors Oakland presents a night of outside and online films of resistance from Chiapas.

On Saturday, September 12th at 8pm Pacific, Dispatches from Resistant Mexico will screen five short films produced and directed by Chiapas Support Committee Board Member, Caitlin Manning.  Details about Caitlin and the films are listed below.

Return to this post to watch the online event. If you want to attend in-person, please visit the Facebook event page and RSVP for the address.

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About the film-maker

Caitlin Manning is a filmmaker, feminist and an anti-capitalist, anti-racist and anti-patriarchal grandmother. She is a recently-retired professor of film at CSU Monterey Bay, participant and video propagandist for various movements and radical groupings (student occupation movement, Occupy Oakland, Antifa actions, Prison Strike). She was the co-founder of Processed World magazine.

About the Films

Despachos #7
Maya train: Eye of the Storm
English subtitles
(2020, 24 minutes)
This seventh episode of the series features resistors to the so-called Maya Train, the megaproject that would completely transform the Yucatan Peninsula, by bringing in millions of new tourists a year, and opening up the territory to exploitation by transnational capital. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is determined to pursue this project at all costs, claiming it will bring progress and development to the area. Local members of the Regional Indigenous and Popular Council of Xpujil have been fighting the project that threatens their very forms of life.

#6 The Women of Candelaria
(2020, 9 minutes)
“Women of Candelaria,” in Chiapas, Mexico, explains how the women took back control over their own lives and have collectively achieved social and economic independence.

#1 The National Indigenous Congress
(2017, 14 minutes) English subtitles
This is film introduces viewers to the Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI, National Indigenous Congress).

#4 Angelina Gómez López
(2018,11:06 mins) English subtitles
This film is a portrait of Angelina Gómez López, an indigenous woman potter from Amatenango, Chiapas, who considers herself part of “the Resistance.” She narrates her journey of liberation that began with her participation in a women’s group organized by the Diocesan Coordination of Women.

#2 Defending the Land, the Water, the Air
(2017,10 minutes)
“Defending the Land, the Water, the Air” presents the defense of land and traditional ways of life against the insanely destructive “green energy” corporate windfarms in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.