Everyone I spoke to today was interested to hear that the stage play version of this story was produced and directed this August in
by LeaSharn Hopkins, of New
Life Productions. This is very much a Columbia,
SC story, as well as a Mexican one. South
The Oaxaca Film Festival is now in its fifth year. It strikes a fine balance between English speakers and Spanish speakers. Every session I’ve attended has accommodated both languages. Unfortunately I don’t speak any Spanish, but every presenter at the festival speaks good English. They also recognize that my name is Italian. They are good fellow Latins.
The atmosphere here is international Last night I saw two excellent independent films: a feature set in
Mexico City (lLos Banistas), and a short filmed in
I noticed that the Oaxacan attitude is laid back. When Oaxacans speak English, they use a ton of good old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon swear words.
Filmmakers can enter the Oaxaca Film Festival using Film Freeway.
The day ended with a peaceful demonstration in the city center regarding those students who were apparently killed by police near
Many people marched. The police were there with machine guns. We were locked
out of the festival for 20 minutes until the demonstration passed. Oaxaca
Afterwards, I noticed that the police tore down posters of the dead students that the marchers had pasted on the walls along the sidewalks.