UN POQUITO DE TANTA VERDAD (A LITTLE BIT OF SO MUCH TRUTH) A tour de force of documentary filmmaking.
August 6, 2009 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution of the 21st century. But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca.
A 90-minute documentary, A Little Bit of So Much Truth captures the unprecedented media phenomenon that emerged when tens of thousands of school teachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, farmers, and students took 14 radio stations and one TV station into their own hands, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice.
Filmmaker, Jill Freidberg, had already spent two years in Oaxaca, producing her previous film, Granito de Arena. She returned to Oaxaca, in 2006, and joined forces with Oaxacan media collective, Mal de Ojo TV, to tell the story of the people who put their lives on the line to give a voice to their struggle. Narrated almost entirely with recordings from the occupied media outlets, A Little Bit of So Much Truth delivers a breathtaking, intimate account of the revolution that WAS televised. Brilliantly conceived and executed.“Demonstrates the essential role of radio as a weapon of mass instruction.” – David Barsamian, Alternative Radio “A beautiful, terrifying, and very hopeful film.” – Jeff Sharlet, Rolling Stone Magazine $5 Suggested donation