MVFS Movie Screening: Galeano Vive! Painting a Zapatista Teacher – 9/16

by Mohawk Valley Freedom School

PRESS RELEASE – To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, the freedom school has organized a local showing of the new short teaching video entitled ‘Galeano Vive! Painting a Zapatista Teacher’.

Fast-paced and visually stunning, the film teaches about the assassinated Mayan rebel teacher Galeano while documenting the painting of an astounding mural deep in Zapatista territory. This dramatic artwork was painted by an international team of volunteers from twelve countries earlier this year and now lives on the walls of Galeno’s rebuilt school and clinic in the rainforest community of La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

"Build different worlds where many worlds fit" mural of the Zapatista autonomous rebel elementary school in Oventic, Chiapas.

“Build different worlds where many worlds fit” mural of the Zapatista autonomous rebel elementary school in Oventic, Chiapas.

Please consider joining us at the Mohawk Valley Freedom School for this screening in conjunction with a global event dedicated to justice, education and peace.

The film is brief (under ten minutes), so there will be a discussion held after about the meaning of murals, examples in the City of Utica and plans to create a social justice mural for the city as well.

The screening will be held at 7 PM at 500 Plant Street in Utica.

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