september, 2021

25sep19:0023:59La Vocera (The Spokeswoman) - Gira Zapatista Film FestivalFILM & DISCUSSION

Event Details

Cinema Obscura is open again and we are screening a powerful documentary, La Vocera (The spokeswoman) directed by Luciana Kaplan.The film starts at 19:00 and will begin with a small introduction to the Zapaista movement by Sam Valenzuela.

Entry by donation.
Suggested donation is €3, €5, €7 or €10


In order to enter this event you will need to provide a valid QR code (justifying a vaccination against Covid 19 or negative test). You can follow this link to get a "toegangtest" This is a free test.


about the film :
A healer chosen to heal an ailing country. The Spokeswoman (La Vocera), the one who carries our voices is Maria de Jesús Patricio, the first indigenous woman to aspire to the presidency in Mexico. Her journey also tells the story behind the Indigenous Government Council’s fight to preserve nature and for a new way of understanding progress in the world today.

Gira Zapatista Film Festival, is an initiative to fundraise the visit of Zapatista delegation to Europe which is called Viaje Por La Vida (Journey for Life). A small group of members left Mexico in April this year and set sail (literally) to Spain, 500 years after the supposed conquest of the “New World”. We want to listen to them, to hear their stories of struggles, to weave dialogues and share the experience of radical practices on building other possible worlds, and imagine pluriversal futures.We are excited to welcome 30 members to visit the Netherlands in autumn 2021, from the diverse autonomous indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico. And with this film festival, and other activities happening in various cities of the country, we also look forward to spreading their messages that “Another world is possible, where many worlds fit.”, to share with each other and to sow seeds for Life and Hope. 




(Saturday) 19:00 - 23:59