Community activist Naui heard that the Minutemen were protesting in Santa Ana on December 10, 2014, and he visited them with his video camera in tow. The results are predictably hilarious as Naui keeps asking the Minutemen why they hate Mexicans. Continue reading
Santa Ana Film Fest
With guest speaker: Simon Sedillo
Special Performances by: Son Real (San Bernandino)…Colectivo De Musicos Difuntos (Santa Ana)
Free! Donations Accepted.
Simón Sedillo is a community rights defense or ganizer and film maker. He has spent the last 8 years documenting, producing and teaching community based video documentation in Mexico and the US. Through lectures, workshops, and short films, Sedillo breaks down the effects of neoliberalism, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and militarism on indigenous communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and Mexico.
Mano Vuelta Films: *NEW RELEASE*”El Jardin Kojima”
Set in Otatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico “El Jardin Kojima” (Kojima Garden) gives us a look at how traditional Son Jarocho music is used as a tool for community organizing and conscience building. Son Jarocho music is primarily found and rooted in afro-indigenous communities in the state of Veracruz. Today, this community-based art form is played and enjoyed all over the world. At its core, Son Jarocho music strengthens pride in community identity and also inspires different kinds of organizing. “El Jardin Kojima” is just one example of how Son Jarocho music and traditions are keeping communities strong in a time of limited opportunities.
Jornaleros En Lucha:
Documentary about Anti-Jornalero Ordinances in the cities of Costa Mesa and Orange, Police Abuse, the constant harrassment and surveilance of Jornaleros, and their organization to combat these attacks.
Indigenous Rights Activist Exposes Hate Groups in Orange County.
Son Jarocho, Hip Hop, Poetry.
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I met last night with Naui Huitzilopochtli and he graciously allowed me to borrow his video clips of the footage he shot at the Santa Ana Independence Day event on July 3, that was taken over by the Minuteman.
Naui said that he saw Republican volunteers registering voters. He approached them just as they were trying to connive a woman into registering as one of them. When he saw this he quickly asked her if she really wanted to be a Republican. Oh no, she replied, I am a Democrat. Naui wasn’t sure how many voters were fraudulently registered that day.
In the video you will see that Anita Hynds, a Minuteman, immediately started screeching at Naui to go away, even though he wasn’t doing anything wrong.
You will also see Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides literally bowing to Lupe Moreno, as she gives him instructions.
And another Minuteman takes the time to explain to Naui that Moreno needed his help to explain to the kids what the 4th of July is all about as all they know about is Cinco de Mayo.
The video also includes a priceless moment with former SAUSD Trustee Rosie Avila, who now says she wants kids to learn four languages. Sure Rosie.
This missing footage really fills in the blanks and it makes it clear that we should NEVER let Moreno run any other events in Santa Ana.