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February 1, 2015

Call for screenings of New Documentary – Forced Displacement: Justice, Truth and Return for the Families of Banavil

Filed under: Displacement, Frayba, Human rights — Tags: , , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 11:09 am

 Call for screenings of New Documentary – Forced Displacement: Justice, Truth and Return for the Families of Banavil

Banavil familias desplazadas

Saludos compas,

As part of the Faces of Dispossession campaign, which focuses on forced displacement in indigenous communities in Chiapas, the displaced families of Banavil are asking people to organize screenings of this new video made by Koman Ilel and Promedios. It is mainly in Tseltal, and is available with good clear Spanish or English subtitles. It is 27 minutes long.

In a context of counterinsurgency war, the López Girón families, EZLN supporters, were attacked on December 4, 2011 in the hamlet of Banavil, Tenejapa Municipality, Chiapas. Alonso López Luna was kidnapped and disappeared, and the rest of his family were forcibly displaced. They are currently living in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, without access to their rights to land, health, education and food. This video portrays, through moving interviews, their experiences during and after the forced displacement.

The Spanish version is available here:

To organize a screening, please contact:

*The Faces of Dispossession Campaign enables the indigenous peoples of Chiapas to speak out against the different Faces of Dispossession they experience on a daily basis. It also identifies and makes visible those responsible for human rights violations in order to demand that the Mexican state comply with its human rights obligations. For more information, please look at the campaign site:






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