A Film about the twinning of the Zapatista community 16th February with Chiapas Solidarity groups in Scotland
Hosted by Digital Desperados
Thursday 17th, 7 – 10pm, CCA cinema space , 350 Sauciehall St (nearest tubes – cowcaddens & st georges cross)
Bonita & Pura Vida? by Jan Nimmo, 25 min & 29 min
Jan Nimmo had been visiting Latin America for 10 years before making Bonita : Ugly Bananas (2004 – 25min) in co-operation with FENACLE, a local trade union. It follows workers living on a banana plantation in Ecuador beginning to organise against great odds to improve their lot. Then in 2006 she completed Pura Vida? in co-operation with SITRAP, a local trade union, which shows something of the reality behind Costa Rica’s ”tourist friendly” image. Local people passionately speak out and organise to expose and end the pollution and damage to their health and environment caused by the pineapple and banana industries.
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Salud y Solidaridad by Camcorder guerillas
Filmed in Mexico, Chiapas region in the 16th February municipality which is twinned with the Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group(ECSG). It is one of 38 Autonomous Municipalities where the Zapatista indigeneous people are creating a new world. Local people have taken control of the land, schools and health care, and run things though a system of grass-roots democracy. In many communities state officials and private businesses are unable to set foot
**With Jan Nimmo & and a speaker from Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity group discussing the respective struggles & giving updates on the situations.