Un poquito de tanta verdad
A Little Bit of So Much Truth
USA, Documentary, 2007
92 min, MiniDV, Color/BW
Spanish with English subtitles
501 Screening Room
Sunday, April 20, 1 PM
In the summer of 2006, a nonviolent, 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. But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca. A Little Bit of So Much Truth captures the unprecedented media phenomenon that erupted when tens of thousands of schoolteachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, and students took over 14 radio stations and a TV station, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice. Constructed with audio and video recordings from the broadcasts of the occupied media outlets, the film delivers an intimate, visceral account of a revolution that WAS televised.
Jill Irene Freidberg studied anthropology at the University of Oregon and Film Production at the Vancouver Film School, in British Columbia. She has been producing and editing documentaries for over a decade, including the award-winning This is What Democracy Looks Like (2000) and Granito de Arena (2005). Both of these won numerous festival awards and screened in over 50 countries. Her work has aired internationally on PBS and CBC, and has garnered numerous festival awards.
Freidberg has also worked for 11 years with community radio stations and independent media collectives, in both the US and Mexico, and was a founding member of the Seattle Independent Media Center and the worldwide Indymedia network.
Producer: Jill Freidberg
Production Company: Corrugated Films
Cinematographer: Jill Freidberg
Editor: Jill Freidberg
Music by: James Van Leuven /Plan B
Cast: Lupita Patterson (Narrator)