Macondo, the department of area- and cultural studies and researchers Nadia Nava Contreras and Violeta Gutierréz Zamora present Mirar Morir: a documentary about the Mexican student movement in Iguala, and the violent events that started on September 26th 2014 – daily two years ago.
Macondo Ry in collaboration with Maanvoima Collective invite you to the Helsinki screening and open discussion of ”Watch Them Die” within the framework of the Studia Latinoamericana series of the University of Helsinki. The Event takes place in University’s Main Building, room 12.
The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles.
About the documentary
On September 26th 2014, a group of students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College was attacked by police officials in the town of Iguala (Mexico). 6 people were killed, 17 got injured and 43 students went missing. The research documentary ”Watching them Die” (”Mirar Morir. El Ejército en la noche de Iguala”) questions the participation of the army in the attacks to the students of Ayotzinapa, an emblematic case in the large list of forced disappearances in Mexico.This documentary, produced and directed by Mexican journalists and filmmakers, received the LASA award for Merit in Film and will be screened in 40 cities around the world.
17:15-17:25: Presentation by Dr. Martti Pärssinen, Professor of Latin American Studies
17:25-19:00: Screening of documentary
19:00-19:10: Comments by Docent Florencia Quesada, Research Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
19:10-19:30: Q&A session with film producers
19:30-19:45: Open Discussion
Entrance is Free. At the day of the event, donations can be made. 50% percent of the donations go directly to the families of the disappeared students, the other 50% to ”Ojos de Perro vs la impunidad”, a collective of journalists that produced and distributed this documentary.
Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/513041888895408/