Quick note, 'cause I've got to run home to feed kittens & eat pizza (why do I hear Rowdy Roddy Piper in my head right now? weird...). There's what sounds like a very cool documentary playing tonight @ 7PM at Avant Garden, called BRAD: One More Night at the Barricades -- it's about Brad Will, a longtime activist and videographer who was shot and killed (possibly by a local governmental official) while filming the teacher strike/protests in Oaxaca, Mexico. I'd heard of Brad through Indymedia stuff, but sadly didn't know he was dead until I saw the note about this film...sigh. Damn shame; he sounded like quite a human being.
Anyway, the film promises to be impressive. From the organizers:
When Mexican paramilitary forces shot Brad Will in the chest, killing him, his camera fell from his hands. But it didn't stop recording. It continued moving from hand to hand telling Brad's story, as well as the story of the movement of movements that he was part of. From the squats of New York to the forests of Oregon, from the anti-globalization protests in Seattle, Prague, Quebec to the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Brad's camera paints us a picture of what his life was about, and what so many of his friends continue to struggle for.
They're asking for $5-$10 donations, but say that nobody will be turned away. Go check it out, y'all.
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