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Giordano: The Revolution Will Now Be Televised

Giordano: The Revolution Will Now Be Televised

November 20, 2007
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Dear Colleague:

Today in The Narco News Bulletin, Al Giordano reviews the new film "A Little Bit of So Much Truth," directed by Jill Friedberg. An exciting, first-hand record of the Oaxacan people's occupation of their state capital and other cities and towns, as well as their radio and television stations, in an unprecedented popular uprising, Giordano calls it "the definitive documentary on the six months that shook the world during 2006 and the continuing story into 2007."

Giordano writes:

"The new documentary brings the viewer on a 93-minute rollercoaster ride alongside the dramatic six-month occupation of the state capital and other cities and towns. The focus of "Un poquito de tanta verdad" turns the lights on, what this reviewer agrees is, the most significant advance to come out of the popular assembly movement in Oaxaca: the citizenry's reclaiming of the broadcast airwaves from those that have monopolized and abused them.

"In addition to the taking of Channel 9, participants in the popular assembly movement took 14 radio stations during the course of the struggle. I know of no other international journalist, and very few local ones, that have earned the trust, respect and access of the Oaxaca democratic teachers and other social movements, which gave Freidberg a unique perspective on the sometimes confusing and always conflicting events of what some historians now call the Oaxaca Commune...

"Last month I traveled to New York and saw the Big Apple premier of this film at St. Mark's Church in Manhattan's East Village. The most frequent comment I heard after the screening, there in the media capital of the world, was that of New Yorkers wondering aloud, 'if they can do it there, could we also do it here?' The answer is a qualified yes: the retaking of the media in Oaxaca was the result of years of grassroots organizing among workers, neighborhoods, towns and particularly among 16 distinct indigenous peoples that blanket the city and the state. Taking a cue from Freidberg, rather than just tell it, let's show it…"

Read the full review here:

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feders
The Narco News Bulletin

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