Santa Ana Film Screening…
The Demarest Factor: US Military Mapping of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico
Hosted By Hec One & Illoheem
This film and workshop presentation discusses a recent investigation into US military mapping of communally owned indigenous land in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Kansas University geography professors presented the mapping project to indigenous communities as a participatory research project intended to benefit the communities ability to manage their resources and territory.
The involvement of the US Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and a US Army School of the America’s graduate, Lt. Col. Geoffrey B. Demarest, raised serious suspicions about the true nature of the mapping project known as “The Bowman Expeditions” or “Mexico Indigena”.
This film will discuss parallels between US political and economic interests within the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a US military strategy to secure those very interests.
Presented by Simon Sedillo.
Simón Sedillo is a community rights defense organizer and film maker. He has spent the last 8 years documenting, producing and teaching community based video documentation in Mexico and the US.
Sedillo is also an active member of the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the America’s, at Fort Benning, in Columbus, GA. You can find him at the gates of the U.S. Army base every November along with the folks from The School of the America’s Watch at www.soaw.org.
OPEN MIC AFTER! COME SHARE YOUR POETRY!
Time: Saturday, November 13 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: El Centro Cultural De Mexico ~ Santa Ana
Take some Extra Dollars for Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread)
and Champurrado (good)
Copies of the DVD’s will be available for Purchase.
Reminder: Sunday! Youth Community Defense Workshop. 11am @ El Centro Cultural De Mexico.