Empowering Community Film Festival
Hosted by OHCRN and Simply Living
Join the Ohio Community Rights Network and Simply Living for a four-part film series focusing on community empowerment.
Each film showing will be followed by a post-film discussion and open Q&A.
You can register for the films and discussions below. If you are able to help defray the cost and wish to support the work of our two organizations, please consider a minimum donation of $5 per film or $20 for the series. All proceeds will be shared equally between OHCRN and Simply Living.
Donations can be made at OhioCRN.org via PayPal or send a check to OHCRN - PO Box 470123 Broadview Heights, OH 44147
We thank you!
Find film details, dates, and registration links below. Check back for more details as we continue to make arrangements!
"A film by Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale, PATRIMONIO tells the story of a small coastal town in Mexico and its 3-year battle against an American mega-development."
Register HERE for film viewing/Zoom discussion on Sunday June 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET.
"A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega hotel/condo complex. But local people are banding together to save their way of life and the delicate ecosystem on which they all depend."
From Patrimonio website: synopsis.
Santiago Rising (directed by Nick MacWilliam, 2021) takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019 as massive protests over economic inequality engulf the country.
Filmed during the weeks after protests began, Santiago Rising meets social movements, protesters and ordinary people in their struggle for equality and human rights.
The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.
Santiago Rising emphasizes the prominent role of music and art in political dissent."
It is indeed an exciting time now in Chile as a vote on a new constitution, that is currently being drafted, will take place in October 2022. Their constitution, if approved, would be the second one in the world to include Rights of Nature. Our country and our communities have a lot to learn from what has been taking place in Chile!
is a British filmmaker and journalist who lived in Chile between 2010 and 2014. He has written extensively on Latin American politics and culture for various media, including Jacobin, In These Times, Counterpunch, NACLA, Red Pepper and more. He is co-editor of Alborada, an independent media platform focused on Latin America.
is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, and Interim Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University. Her scholarship and teaching are centered on the intersections of culture, art and politics in Latin America, including poetry, narrative, and the visual and performative arts. She has published numerous articles on literature and ideology throughout Chile’s experiences of revolution, dictatorship, and democracy from the 1960s through the present. She is currently writing a book on poet-artist-performer Cecilia Vicuña’s work in Chile in the 1960s and early 70s,
tracing its legacy through the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende (1970-73), the resistance to the brutal reactionary military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), the compromised transition to democracy in the 1990s, and through the so-called estallido social (“social explosion”) of 2019.
More films to be announced!