keskiviikko 9. kesäkuuta 2010

Chiapas Media Project -dokumentteja laivalla su 13.6. klo 13 alkaen

Reilun kaupan purjelaiva s/v Estelle tarjoaa dokumenttimaratonin, jonka teemana on Meksikon alkuperäiskansojen pyrkimykset saavuttaa autonominen asema. Chiapas Media Project -projektin kautta zapatistayhteisöille Etelä-Meksikon Chiapasissa on annettu käyttöönsä välineet dokumentoida omaa todellisuuttaan. Tämän projektin tuotoksia pääsee katsomaan tänä sunnuntaina (13.6.2010) Estellen III ruumassa klo 13 alkaen. Kielinä tzeltal & espanja, tekstitys englanniksi. Vapaa pääsy.


13:00 Education in Resistance/Education en Resistencia (Tzeltal & Spanish, English subtitles, 20 min, 2000)

The Mexican Constitution states that every citizen has a right to a free education. For many Mexicans, especially those of indigenous heritage, this right has never been realized. Education in Resistance looks at the education system that the Mexican government has been providing to indigenous people in Chiapas and why they decided to create an autonomous educational system. Elders describe their experiences in government schools, where they had to pay to attend and often experienced physical and psychological abuse. Education promoters in the autonomous system speak about their desire to teach in their communities, the importance of teaching bi-lingual classes, how military presence affects daily life and parents express their hopes for their new educational system.

13:30 Caracoles: New Paths of Resistance / Caracoles: los nuevos caminos de la resistancia (Spanish, English subtitles, 42 min, 2003)

Produced in August 2003 in the communities of Oventik and Morelia by 18 Zapatista video makers, Caracoles is a celebration of the death of the Aguascalientes and the birth of the Caracoles and the Good Government Assemblies. Various members of the Zapatista leadership discuss how these changes will affect internal political and economic processes, gender relations, and their relationship to international civil society. The video is an open call to join with the Zapatista communities in their struggle for recognition of their autonomy and in their fight against neo-liberal economic policies and globalization.

14:30 Water and Autonomy / La lucha del agua (Spanish & Tzeltal, English subtitles, 14 min, 2003)

Many of the indigenous communities in Chiapas have no access to potable water. Water and Autonomy looks at this serious problem and how the Zapatista communities are solving it. Through solidarity and training from internationals many communities are now building their own water systems. Members of the communities speak about ways the water project fits into their autonomous process, helps fight sickness, has provided a means of reflection for how to protect existing water sources and represents another means of resistance to globalization projects like the Plan Puebla Panama.

15:00 We are Equal: Zapatista Women Speak / La vida de la mujer en resistencia (Spanish & Tzeltal, English subtitles, 18 min, 2004)

Zapatista women speak about what their lives were like before the uprising in 1994 and how their lives have changed since. A very upfront and critical look at gender relations within the Zapatista communities - how far women have come and how far they still need to go.

15:30 The Land Belongs to Those who Work it / La tierra es de quien la trabaja (Spanish & Tzeltal, English subtitles, 15 min, 2005)

The video discusses the situation in the town of Bolon Aja'aw, located in the north of the state near the famous Agua Azul river system. The federal government sold the land in Bolon aja'aw to a private company to create an eco-tourism center without the permission of the community members. The video documents a meeting between Zapatista authorities and Mexican Government functionaries, and offers a critical look at the practical implications of so-called eco-tourism.

16:00 A Very Big Train Called The Other Campaign / Un tren muy grande que se llama: La Otra Campana (Spanish, English subtitles, 39 min, 2006)

In January 2006, Subcomandante Marcos began a tour in Mexico, known as La Otra Campaña (The Other Campaign), the Zapatista initiative launched in an effort to evolve new forms of governance in Mexico and beyond. A Very Big Train called the Other Campaign, follows preparatory meetings between indigenous communities and Mexican civil society before launching La Otra. This production was made by indigenous video makers of four of the five Zapatista Caracoles in Chiapas, Mexico.

17:00 Planting a Seed: Autonomous Health in Chiapa (Tzotzil, Tzeltal & Tojolabal, English subtitles, 42 min, 2007)

The Zapatista autonomous communities have successfully formed their own health care system independent of the official system of the Mexican government. In Planting a Seed, health promoters and other community members describe how they run their own clinics, hold health workshops, and continue to use and preserve their traditional natural medicine while also incorporating Western medicine. What emerges is a new way of thinking about health care as a democratically built community effort for the benefit of all the people – not just the few that can afford to pay for it.