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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