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Cambridge film showing - latin america theme

IMC Cambridge | 12.12.2006 18:00 | Indymedia | Repression | Social Struggles | Cambridge

This Sunday (the 17th of December) Cambridge Indymedia will be showing two films documenting recent social struggles in Latin America - "Romper el Cerco (Breaking the Siege)" and "El Gas no se Vende (The Gas is not for Sale)". The showing will be upstairs at the Bun Shop (1 King Street) starting at 7:30 pm.

Romper el Cerco (Breaking the Siege)

San Salvador Atenco, May 2006. A small town in the suburbs of Mexico City. Two months
before the presidential elections, a conflict for land and rights escalates between the local
population and the Mexican government. The police attack a marketplace, the inhabitants
block the highways leading to the city, and confrontations break out between an outraged
population and the state, leading to widespread human rights abuses. This documentary
shows the story that wasn't told by the mass media, determined to ignore the concerns of
the population and generate a climate of fear in order to justify the brutality. (Approx 50

El Gas no se Vende (The Gas is not for Sale)

In October 2003, the Bolivian government's plans to privatise the nation's gas industry
were met with mass resistance. Over 80 people killed and hundreds wounded as the army,
supplied by the US, was brought out against them. (Approx 15 mins)

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