Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Country of Peoples Without Owners: Jackson Heights Screening

WBAI’s Wake Up Call & First Voices Indigenous Radio, in collaboration with Momentos de Cine, present the Jackson Heights Premiere of the long anticipated documentary…

A Country of Peoples Without Owners: The Indigenous and Popular Minga of 2008

Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm La Terraza 7 Train Café, (40-19 Gleane Street, near 83rd St. & Roosevelt Ave.) in Jackson Heights, Queens

This documentary shows us what happens when the poorest and most marginal people confront, without weapons, the most powerful regime of Latin America. The response is apparent in the wisdom of the five-point agenda that provided the fuel for the Popular Minga.

The film “A Country of Peoples: Without Owners” was conceptualized, written, edited and produced by the Communication Team of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, ACIN. Proceeds from both events will be used to help get ACIN’s community radio station Radio Payumat, back on the air after it was sabotaged in late December.

The screening will also feature the documentary “HUMAN FACES BEHIND THE RAIN FOREST,” a film that gives direct testimony of the drama lived by the peasant and indigenous people in Colombia, as a result of the social crisis caused by the harvesting of the poppy crop, produced and directed by Colombian film maker and journalist Mady Samper, who will also be present.

The screening will be hosted by WBAI’s Mario Murillo, host of Friday Wake UP Call, and Tiokasin Ghosthorse, host of First Voices-Indigenous Radio on WBAI Radio, along with guest Mady Samper.

For more information, call (212) 209-2978 OR VISIT http://mamaradio.blogspot.com

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