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Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad

They didn't take their story to the media. They took the media.
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Overview

Genre
Current Affairs, Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, Minorities, and Politics
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Corrugated Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006
Locations
Oaxaca, Mexico
Prod. Partners
Ojo de Agua

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
Cine Las Americas 2008, "Santiago Alvarez en Memoriam", Santiago, Cuba 2008, V Festival of Independent Documentary Film & Video, Mexico City, Mexico
Awards
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"
Language
Spanish, English
Subtitles
English, Spanish, Portugese, German, French

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