The Power of Oaxaca’s Commune
Oaxaca, El Poder de la Comuna
A new film by Contraimagen
Directed by Carlos Broun
Full length documentary filmed at Oaxaca, Mexico, during September 2006. HDV-DVCam.
Spanish w/ english subtitles. 60 minutes.
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In the memory of Brad Will.
Everyone has to know what happened. His murder must not be silenced.
Brad got killed for a cause, this film is a partial, yet crucial intention to explain what is happening in on the most poor state of southern Mexico, along with Chiapas.
"The crowd found it eye-opening and inspirational. "The success of the people of Oaxaca taking over radio and television was encouraging and exciting!", said one viewers.
Jill Dreier - Co-Organizer - Visualized Film Festival
APPO (Oaxaca’s People Summit) goes through a profound self-organizational experience, which demonstrates that mass movements are capable of resolving critical issues such as the re-organization of the mass media.
The Oaxacan Women’s Committee takes over a government radio station and Channel 9, an immense an important media complex that the former governor of Oaxaca, Ulysses Ruiz ran for his personal use. However, during the Oaxacan uprising these stations belonged to the people.
The PRI has attacked, murdered, raped and stepped on the movement in Oaxaca, today the situation remains unresolved. Brad Will is one of the many martyrs that have died fighting for freedom. This documentary is filmed during the most intense struggle and demonstrates that the powerful and oppressor may murder over and over, but the hope of freedom never dies.