This Friday marks the triumphant return of B Media’s People’s Cinema, a wildly popular film series that we held three times a week at the Chapman Park occupation during October. People’s Cinema will now be a part of Occupy Portland’s Arts and Entertainment Night in collaboration with OP’s Arts and Entertainment Committee and TUPAC at St Francis Church Fridays from 7-9 PM. Check Occupy Portland’s website to see exactly when we’ll be showing films in the future, this showing is Friday January 18th at 7PM.
We feel the first film is particularly relevant to the the Occupy movement, as it deals with a mass uprising that happened in 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico wherein the population set up a 6 month encampment in the main square of Oaxaca City demanding the resignation of the corrupt and authoritarian governor.
Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)
In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution of the 21st century. It was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca. The film captures the unprecedented phenomenon that emerged when tens of thousands of school teachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, farmers, and students took 14 radio stations and one TV station into their own hands.