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Oaxaca, el poder de la comuna
The power of Oaxca's Commune

Carlos Broun 
Argentina, Documentary, 2007           
47 min, DVCAM, Color           

501 Screening Room
Saturday, April 19, 1 PM<
All audiences

Man with camera

During the Oaxacan teachers’ strike of 2006, the Oaxacan Women’s Committee of the Asemblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca (APPO) took over a government radio station and Channel 9, an immense media complex that the former governor of Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz, ran for his personal use.  The Mexican government responded with repression.  Brad Will, an American independent journalist, is one of the many martyrs that have died fighting for freedom in Oaxaca.  This documentary was filmed during the most intense confrontation in recent Oaxacan history, offering an up-close view of the struggle between the powerful and the powerless.

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