- Current Affairs, Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, Minorities, and Politics
When the people of Oaxaca decided they'd had enough of bad government, they didn't take their story to the media. They took the media.
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.
- Running time
- 90 minutes
- Jill Freidberg ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Corrugated Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Oaxaca, Mexico
- Prod. Partners
- Ojo de Agua
- Release year
- Cine Las Americas 2008, "Santiago Alvarez en Memoriam", Santiago, Cuba 2008, V Festival of Independent Documentary Film & Video, Mexico City, Mexico
- Special Jury Prize Three Continents Intl Doc Film Fest, Caracas, Venezuela 2007; Best Foreign Doc, Atlanta DocuFest 2008; Grand Prize Intl Doc Fest "Santiago Alvarez en Memoriam"
- Spanish, English
- English, Spanish, Portugese, German, French
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