[act-ma] TONIGHT: Film screening and discussion with Oaxacan film-maker and activist, Simon Sedillo

Komala Ramachandra kfiesta at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 10:47:17 PST 2009


Film screening and discussion with Oaxacan film-maker and activist, Simon
Sedillo
December 2nd, 2009 @8pm
Location: Kirkland House Senior Common Room, Harvard University
(95 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA
 map:
http://map.harvard.edu/level3.cfm?mapname=camb_allston&tile=F8&quadrant=A&series=NW
)

Simón Sedillo is a community rights defense organizer and film maker.  He
has spent the last 7 years documenting, producing and teaching community
based video documentation in Mexico and the US.  Through multimedia
presentations Sedillo helps show some effects of neoliberalism on indigenous
communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and
Mexico.  Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo’s work has
contributed to a growing network of community based media production whose
primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about
community based media production and the collective construction of
horizontal networks of community rights defense.Mr. Sedillo will run a
workshop on the politics of displacement and community self-determination.

The workshop will be followed by the presentation of a short documentary on
the family and Son Jarocho band ¨Los Raices¨ from Oaxaca. The Raices Family
play traditional Son Jaracho music in support of the Oaxacan people's social
movement.  This traditional Afro-indigenous music originates in the state of
Veracruz and is also traditionally played in some parts of the state of
Oaxaca.  This musical tradition is based upon popular education, collective
organizing, and long term self determination for its musicians and
instrument makers.

Sponsored by Student Labor Action Movement,  HLS Advocates for Human Rights,
Conversations with Kirkland
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