The Machete: The struggle for people's power.

TRAILER: "el machete: la lucha por el poder popular"
http://elenemigocomun.net/878

Oaxaca 2007. Documentation of some of the indigenous women and youth
participating in digital video workshops through the auspices of
proyecto autogestion and CODEP, Comite de defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo.

These are fotos of some of the camera-persons involved in proyecto
autogestion’s debut film project: “el machete: la lucha por el
poder popular” now screening all over.

Download the SlideShow (5.2 MB)http://indybay.org/uploads/2007/03/19/camarograf_s.mov

All the camera-persons are indigenous community members, mostly women
and youth, organizing under the auspices of CODEP, the Committee Organized
in Defense of the People’s Rights. The editing was completed through
collective media arts workshops, which now, along with donated equipment, have
contributed to the ability of CODEP to edit its own film projects from
now on.

Download the Trailer (51.7 MB)
http://indybay.org/uploads/2007/03/19/el_machete_trailer.mov

“Proyecto Autogestion” is the fusion of www.elenemigocomun.net and
www.palenqueurbana.org in an attempt to challenge models of
international solidarity with communities in resistance by contributing to their
self-empowerment through media workshops and equipment.

This is an initial trailer for proyecto autogestion’s debut film
project: “el machete: la lucha por el poder popular” now screening all over.

For more information, check out http://www.proyectoautogestion.org or
http://www.elenemigocomun.net

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